Mississippi Ed Talk

Episode 2: Computer Science for Mississippi- Part 2

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March 8, 2017

As part of the Computer Science for Mississippi (CS4MS) pilot program, Mississippi elementary and high school students are exploring the ins and outs of computer science. In the 2016-2017 school year, 106 elementary schools and 50 high schools from 38 Mississippi school districts signed up to participate in the CS4MS pilot. Students at these schools are getting hands-on instruction in topics like coding, robotics, and digital literacy. In addition to these technical skills, students are also getting practice in critical thinking and applied logic. While the CS4MS pilot currently encompasses curricula for K-5 and high school students, education officials in Mississippi plan to grow the program so that it covers all K-12 by 2024.

Episode 2, the second in a two-part look at the CS4MS program, takes a deep dive into the classroom and examines how CS4MS is impacting students today. We speak with elementary and high school teachers from across the state to learn how their students are reacting to their computer science classes.

Interested in learning more about CS4MS? Contact Shelly Hollis at shelly.hollis@rcu.msstate.edu. And check out the following links for additional information and hands-on activities related to computer science.


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