6 Ways to Engage Young Learners in Computer Science
Elementary school students are curious and active, which means that teaching computer science to them can feel like an impossible task. We've compiled six tips to help you engage young learners and get them excited about coding and learning CS principles.
August Product Release Notes: Clever, Launch Pad 2.0, Assessments, and More!
This summer, our development and product teams worked hard to get a few new releases ready for the 2021–2022 school year—and the time has arrived! We’re excited to share the following product updates with you.
Toni Hall: Diving Into Equitable Education
Toni Hall is a former programmer and current IT curriculum coordinator and computer science educator. She thrives when passing knowledge along to other teachers and to kids. She loves the challenges programming presents and the creativity it brings out in her students. But, there's another reason Toni is so passionate about computer science education—it quite literally changed her life.
CS Education: Reshaping the Future
A shift is happening in public education. It’s becoming more and more student focused, helping them become agile creators rather than consumers. This shift is necessary for the growth and development of today’s students and tomorrow’s workforce, and computer science education is making this change possible.
Brian Grow Joins Skill Struck as Chief Revenue Officer
Brian Grow’s passion for increasing equity and challenging the status quo in education is the reason he decided to join the Skill Struck team. He knows that democratizing access to computer science has the potential to change the trajectory of millions of young lives.
Introducing New Skill Struck Advisor, Dr. Toni Riester-Wood
After being in the education space for more than 28 years, Dr. Toni Riester-Wood knew she wanted to get involved in Skill Struck’s mission to create opportunities for all students to learn computer science and equip them to have an impact on the world. As Skill Struck’s new advisor, she will be facilitating CS Education Think Tanks and CS Coalitions across the nation.
Elementary School Embraces Fully-Virtual Learning Environment
During the COVID pandemic, most schools have transitioned to some form of hybrid virtual learning. Many schools are now trying to slowly transition back to in-person learning. But, Rocky Peak Virtual Elementary, a school in the Jordan School District, has taken a different approach. They’re planning on utilizing virtual learning—indefinitely.