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Beeville ISD is the first school district in the country to offer full-immersion computer science classes for all of its students.
Texas School Business Magazine recently shared their Eleventh Annual issue of "Bragging Rights," featuring the incredible work that Beeville ISD has done, with the help of Globaloria, to offer computer science and coding lessons to all 3,300 students in the district. In fact, Beeville ISD is the "first school district in the country to offer full-immersion computer science classes for all of its students."
According to the article, the district "wanted to expose students to new ways of thinking, specifically computational thinking, and help those kids develop core competencies that will benefit them in the future." Students have been able to not only learn to code, but to learn it in connection with science, math, ELA and history. Students also test and learn from the games that their peers create.
The effects are far-reaching. “Our reading grades doubled at kindergarten, our first-grade reading scores increased by 20 points, and our second-grade reading scores increased by 30 points,” says Marc Puig, Beeville ISD Superintendent. “This is the application of critical thinking.”
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