West Hartford Administrators Association Grant: Bits and Bytes

  • School Year: 2018-2019
  • Applicants: Alison Foley, Lead Teacher, Jackie Corricelli (Conard High School), Kathy Hardesty
  • School: Smith
  • Subjects: Math, Science, Technology, Other Computer Science

Coding and computer sciences have become an increasingly-important area of study for children today. This grant forges mentorship relationships among a total of 30 students from Smith STEM Elementary School and Conard High School. The high school students will research, plan, and deliver instruction on computer coding to a group of further grade students, with each high school student paired with one elementary school student in a mentor/mentee relationship. High school students will travel to the elementary school four times during the school year and the elementary students will travel to the high school once. This grant fosters an interest in computer programming and peer-to-peer teaching and mentorship.

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