On Wednesday, September 14th, Dysart Unified School District will participate in the White House summit on Computer Science for All, an event marking the progress on expanding computer science education for all students.
Michelle Benham, Dysart’s Director of Instructional Technology, will be at the event and will highlight the steps that Dysart has taken to ingrain computer science instruction across the district.
Dysart Unified schools continue to grow in computer science through participation in district-wide events like Hour of Code and the use of resources driven by student and teacher interest – including the development of mobile applications to demonstrate multi-subject learning. Some schools have even taken their interest to new levels with the formation of student technology support teams, while at all K-8 sites, students are using Makerspace projects that include coding.
Michelle Benham sees a great opportunity for student growth.
“As students are getting a hands on experience with these opportunities, we expect interest to continue to grow in computer science.”
Dysart is working to ensure each K-8 school has a computer science club and offer a computer science pathway through the district Career and Technical Education (CTE) program.
“Participating in a national network provides an opportunity for us to improve and for us to share what we have learned with others. We are really excited to see the work of our community recognized at this event,” shared Benham.
The Computer Science for All Summit will be live streamed on Wednesday, September 14th, at 10:00 AM MST by the White House at www.whitehouse.gov/live. The feed will also be available on the Dysart Unified Facebook Page at facebook.com/dysartusd. Twitter updates for the event will be using the #CSforAll hashtag.