Tech EdVentures, now beginning its fourth year as a resource for young kids to learn engineering and coding skills, just hit a new milestone in the form of a three year agreement with Shelton School in North Dallas to develop and implement a K-12 coding curriculum that would give even the school’s youngest students a chance to learn 21st Century engineering and programming skills.
Beginning this fall, Shelton will collaborate with Tech EdVentures to expand its computer science curriculum with comprehensive programming that will eventually touch students at every grade level, Pre-Primary (PP) through Grade 12.
For 2017 – 18, a curriculum pilot will focus on Grades PP – 5. In 2018-19, Middle School and Upper School will be added. In 2019 – 20, all grades will have completed revision and expansion.
“It’s no secret that everyone is clamoring for 21st Century students grounded in the STEM approach,” says Shelton Executive Director Suzanne Stell. We are excited to enrich Shelton’s current educational process and explore new approaches together with Tech EdVentures, particularly at our lower grade levels and interfacing with our Montessori approach. We know our students will work in a world where technology is changing with exponential speed. We’ll be a dynamic duo in teaching to the future.”
Created in Silicon Valley by visionary educator Dr. Allen Selis, Tech EdVentures offers students the skills in robotics, engineering and computer coding needed to nurture their creativity, overcome challenges and expand their imaginations in the classroom.
“Technology won’t transform our society if only a minority of people know how to use it” says Selis. It will take visionary institutions like Shelton to assure that all kids get access to these powerful skills.”
“We’ll be encouraging third-graders to take things apart, put them back together, and give them high-fives when they make a mistake and learn something from it. We want to give children their voice in the world as they step outside boundaries and ask, ‘how? In this world you either build stuff or buy stuff. Which one will your kids to become? The answer might depend on what they learn before they turn ten.”
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