Codeacademy is sending online “kits” to educators to help them integrate courses within their classes or after-school programs.
According to Sasha Laundy, Codeacademy’s curriculum strategist and former physics and neuroscience high school teacher, part of the reason they launched the initiative was the shortage of computer science teachers in the U.S. and the alarmingly low number of existing programs.
Good news – several hundred schools have already requested the kits.
Perhaps this is the start of a positive trend toward teaching kids to code? Let’s hope so.