Tag Archives: STEM

An Illinois High School and Community College are Teaming to Give Students an Opportunity to Earn a Computer Science Degree with Their High School Diploma.

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Normal Community West High School, in McClean County, and Heartland Community College have partnered to provide high school students with an opportunity to earn an Associate’s Degree in Computer Science while earning their high school diploma. 15 incoming freshmen will be chosen to participate in the dual-credit program, which will begin the summer before their junior year.

Click HERE to read an article in The Bloomington Pantagraph, about this partnership.

Tools for teachers to utilize for “Hour of Code”week.

HERE is an article from SmartBrief that lists 5 different platforms that offer introductory activities for students. Such activities include: Minecraft, Angry Birds, Pong, and JavaScript to name a few.

Online Learning Identified as One of the Important Developments in K-12 Education.

The Consortium for School Networking (CoSN) Horizon Report: 2016 K-12  identifies online learning opportunities as an option for “hundreds of thousands of students…because of homeschooling, medical issues, or engagement in sports, while millions of other students are supplementing their in-class instructions with online courses to complete advanced coursework or gain greater schedule flexibility”.