Jobs in technology continue to be the wave of the future, and one local school is preparing their students with classes in computer coding, for that they’ve received a handsome reward.
Woodsdale Elementary School recognized that in order for their students to succeed as adults, they need to lie a solid foundation during their most impressionable years. So they’re making sure their students have a well rounded education when it comes to computer technology.
Monday, their hard work payed off in a big way, as they received $10,000 from code.org. The contest is open to any school that wished to participate and submit a plan.
Only one school from each state was selected for the money, and this year Woodsdale Elementary had been selected. School officials said they plan to use the money to continue they work in technology education, “We don’t have any tablet computers in the school, so we’re going to use it to buy 30 new tablets and keyboard cases for the kids to use,” said Sandy Wiseman, the School Library Media Specialist.
When the students were asked, how many of them would like to have a job in technology when they get older, nearly every student in the room raised their hands.
Code.org launched in 2013 and their goal is to partner with schools all over the country to continue promoting what schools like Woodsdale have already been doing.