In honor of global Computer Science Education Week, faculty and students engaged in a host of interactive activities today. During the Common Planning Period teachers discussed with Superintendent Eric Conti the school’s vision for CS4All and participated in a fun “coding a cookie” activity organized by Computer Science Teacher Shereen Tyrell. A focus on computer science in education means enabling students to engage in computational thinking, problem-solving, creative and critical thinking, collaboration, and project-based learning.
Throughout the day, students were able to participate in cool demos of drones, robots, games, virtual reality, and more with Help Desk students and teacher LeRoy Wong. Ms. Tyrell reached out to local business and math teachers Meredith Palmer and Arshad Khan also sought support from community members to bring in tremendous presenters, including visits from Microsoft, iRobot, Apple, Onshape, VistaPrint, Mitre, Semantec, National Grid, and BlackDuck. Ongoing activities will be occurring throughout the week.