Chelmsford Public Schools is Partnering with Code.org
Dr. Marilyn Sweeney coordinates the technology curriculum for the Chelmsford Public Schools and is working with Code.org to expand student-coding skills and computer science education.
Code.org is a non-profit dedicated to expanding computer science education by making it available in more schools. Their vision is that every student in every school should have the opportunity to have access to computer science education. Code.org believes computer science should be part of the core curriculum in education, alongside other science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) courses, such as biology, physics, chemistry, and algebra. More information about Code.org is available on their website at http://code.org.
We combine PLTW and Code.org as well as the popular SCRATCH programming tool out of MIT to maximize student coding experiences.
The goal of the Chelmsford Public Schools is to support educational innovation and provide 21st century skills that empower students to become successful adults. Chelmsford offers computer programming instruction in Grades K-12, starting in our Computer Literacy K-4 weekly classes. The student coding experience continues in the Middle School Computer Literacy Lab classes or grades 5 and 6. Moving forward computer coding is integrated into the grade 7 PLTW Design and Modeling class and in grade 8 they use coding in their PLTW Automation and Robotics course. All grade 7 and grade 8 students take these 2 courses for 1 term each. At the high school there are several elective courses in computer programming and computer science.
For more information on the Chelmsford Public Schools; please visit https://www.chelmsford.k12.ma.us