Douglass Elementary gets students career-ready with computer coding


With Computer Science Education Week coming to a close, watch how Dallas ISD’s Frederick Douglass Elementary School is creating 21st-century learners by focusing on teaching computer coding to all its students, from pre-K to fifth grade.

“They are actually solving problems with the programs that they are creating,” said Principal Marquetta Masters. “Not only at school, but also it translates to them solving problems at home.”

The district is working to incorporate coding curriculum at all of its elementary schools to give students an advantage in their future careers.

“Computer Science, it’s something that is a discipline,” said Oswaldo Alvarenga, executive director of the Dallas ISD STEM Department. “If you just start it at the high school or the university level, it will be difficult. So you need early exposure to computer science.”


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