What does it mean to be future ready for today’s students? Here is what we know:
- Computing jobs are the number one source of new wages in the United States;
- Computing jobs are 58 percent of all jobs in STEM;
- But only eight percent of STEM graduates are in computer science.
So, what does it mean to be future-ready for today’s students? Students need foundational computational thinking and coding skills that are necessary for technology-oriented careers.
In this on-demand webinar, Marcos Navas, Technology Facilitator from Union City Public Schools in New Jersey, makes this future-ready education accessible by providing a comprehensive overview of what teaching coding in the classroom means to students and empowering educators with little-to-no coding experience to integrate coding and computational thinking into instruction. Marcos:
- Defines coding and computational thinking and explores the “coder mindset;”
- Reviews why coding is important for jobs of the future;
- Provides sample tools educators can easily use to introduce young students to coding;
- And includes a variety of project examples that demonstrate student coding in action.