Computer Science is Elementary Adds Six More Schools

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Six additional elementary schools received $50,000 grants each to transform themselves into models of innovative computer science instruction through a joint project of the Iowa Department of Education and the Governor’s STEM Advisory Council.

Computer Science is Elementary Grant Awardees Announced

Computer Science is Elementary

Governor Kim Reynolds announced at today’s STEM Education + Workplace Partnerships: Governor's 2019 Future Ready Iowa Summit the six schools selected to receive $50,000 grants each as part of the Computer Science is Elementary project. Read more about Computer Science is Elementary Grant Awardees Announced

Apply Now for Computer Science is Elementary Project Planning Grant

Computer Science is Elementary

The Computer Science is Elementary project is taking a crucial next step by inviting eligible Iowa schools to apply between January 22 and March 29, 2019, for $50,000 one-time planning grants. Read more about Apply Now for Computer Science is Elementary Project Planning Grant

Computer Science Education Week Brings Focus on Important 21st Century Skills

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Computer Science Education Week, held the first week in December, shines a light on the fundamentals of coding, generates interest in the subject and helps students realize how these skills can help meet future career needs. Read more about Computer Science Education Week Brings Focus on Important 21st Century Skills

Computer Science is Elementary Application Details Available

Computer science is Elementary

Application details are now available for Computer Science is Elementary. The project will transform six high-poverty elementary schools across Iowa into models of innovative computer science instruction by the 2020-2021 school year. A growing number of jobs require computer science skills. Read more about Computer Science is Elementary Application Details Available

New STEM Council Project Announced

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The Iowa Governor’s STEM Advisory Council recently announced a new project to launch six innovative computer science elementary schools. The six high-poverty schools will be competitively selected to transform existing buildings with engaging computer science instruction. This will create more opportunity for their students, including real-life work experiences with area employers. Read more about New STEM Council Project Announced