Aldine ISD Wraps Up Computer Science Education Week

Aldine ISD Wraps Up Computer Science Education Week
Posted on 12/09/2018

More than 40,000 elementary and middle school students across the District showcased coding skills. Additionally, two coding clubs got the chance to visit Apple and Microsoft stores for CSEd Week activities.

The week provided an opportunity for the District to promote digital literacy education by teaching and exposing students to the basics of code and computational thinking.

The plugged and unplugged lessons taught students the fundamentals of computer science. The students enjoyed themselves as their eyes were glued to their computer screens as they played games, created binary code bracelets, followed graph paper programming activities and played cup stacking codes. They also watched in awe at rolling Spheros controlled by a tablet.

On Friday, Dec. 7, the computer club students from Black Elementary School and Greenspoint ES visited the Apple and Microsoft stores located in The Woodlands Mall to engage in programming activities.

“Computational thinking is important because it applies to all fields and can serve everyone,” said Superintendent LaTonya M. Goffney. “There is already a demand for these skills, especially in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) fields. As we move further into the future, more people will be doing work that requires individual decision-making and problem solving. Our job is to help students develop those skills.”

All in. All Students. Always!