VI Source: Next Generation Network Plans Public School Computer Science Instruction

anita davis at code like a girl with student writing html code
Anita Davis helps student write HTML code at Code Like a Girl event (August 2017)

The V.I. Next Generation Network is planning to put volunteers in the field to help the territory’s public school teachers with a five-week course in coding and programming.

In a statement issued Wednesday, viNGN officials said public school students do not get as much science, technology and math exposure as students in private schools, putting public school students at a disadvantage professionally.

“With the right skills, any child can grow up to have a global influence,” they said in the statement.

Network staff members will offer their time and expertise freely and voluntarily. The five-week programs will be conducted on St. Thomas, St. John and St. Croix. They will test students before and after the course to measure outcomes, witness student growth and focus efforts towards best outcomes. Sessions will last one hour each. (Read full article via VI Source…)

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