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Coding mentors bolster kids’ confidence at William Wells Brown Elementary Promise Academy

Third, fourth, and fifth graders learned the foundation of computer programming in a basic coding class. (Photo from FCPS) Learning to manipulate game elements to achieve goals proved an enriching experience for youngsters in the Promise Academy at William Wells Brown Elementary. “The success is solely based on their efforts,” said Obi Taylor, who with partner Lafe Taylor runs a business called...

FCPS offering students essential 21st-century skills with participation in global Hour of Code program

For today’s students, coding or programming is part of everyday life – even if computers aren’t involved. It’s more about problem-solving, logic, and creativity, which arguably are essential skills in the 21st-century classroom and workplace. “Coding makes a connection to what they’ll see in real life,” said Jerry Broyles, one of the district’s digital learning coaches. Maxwell STLPMaxwell...