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.
St. Thomas Health Care Management Students immersed in customized, hands-on STEM course
For Digital Inclusion Week (October 7-11, 2019), thirteen students successfully completed a Coding Mini-Academy hosted by the Virgin Islands Next Generation Network (viNGN, Inc.) in conjunction with St. Thomas Health Care Management. The once-weekly training sessions were held at the Sea View Adolescent Unit from Sept. 26-Oct. 10, 2019. High-school aged participants learned using Arduino to build code and execute programs. Popular all around the world, Arduino is an integrated hardware and software platform used to develop interactive projects.