A new report from the Institute for Digital Education shows how much more accessible computer science is to young children than their teachers.
The institute, which provides free computer science lessons to schools across the country, is launching a new program to teach the basics of computer science to younger students in 2017.
The program, called Computer Science for Young Kids, aims to make computer science more accessible and accessible to parents, said Mark R. Brown, executive director of the Institute.
Computer science is a broad topic with many different levels, he said.
One of the main ways teachers teach it is through hands-on learning, such as in-class experiments and using interactive projects to learn.
Another method is by having students do some kind of problem-solving.
And some teachers use video games, which encourage children to think critically about what they’re doing.
The new program, Brown said, will give teachers a chance to get more involved in the education of their students, rather than just teaching them the basics.
The goal is to make teaching computer science as easy as possible, so that students learn more about how to do things on the computer.
The Institute is developing a website to help teachers teach the computer science basics, and the program will include videos, assignments, and video tutorials.
It will also have a video lesson center, and a weekly video class for students.
The group is asking for $1,000 to cover the cost of the curriculum.
“This is the first time we’ve really gotten into the nuts and bolts of how computer science works,” Brown said.
“The biggest challenge in computer science education is that it’s not very accessible.
It’s really hard to teach to a child who is just beginning to grasp it.”
The institute started developing the new program because of a spike in the number of students seeking computer science, Brown explained.
It was an opportunity to reach a broader audience.
For the first three years, the institute provided free computer lessons for elementary and middle school students.
About 10 percent of those students got computer science in high school.
Since then, however, the number has dropped, said Brown.
That has made it more challenging for teachers to find computer science programs for students, especially for students from disadvantaged backgrounds, he added.
“We see a lot of kids who are not doing well in school, who are struggling academically, who aren’t doing well at home, and they’re in the computer lab or they’re working on their homework, or they have no interest in computer technology,” he said, adding that it can be hard to find resources for these students.
But in recent years, more teachers have been doing computer science classes for younger students, and teachers have begun offering additional classes in computer, he noted.
Brown said that it is important for educators to have a broader range of experience to give children an idea of how to learn computer science.
He said that teachers who are better at computer science might be able to help students in other subjects, such a business or engineering, in which they might be more comfortable.
For example, he might help students develop their programming skills or skills in visual arts.
“If you teach computer science for kids, it will give you a broader experience that will allow you to help them develop the skills that they need,” Brown added.
The report also found that students in schools where there are more computer science teachers tend to be more interested in computer than their peers in school districts that have fewer computer science educators.
That is likely because teachers have an easier time providing instruction to children who are less engaged in technology, such students might be exposed to more computers than those who are more active in computer-related activities, the report said.
Computer Science as a Vocational Path For students in the program, computer science will be a major part of their education, Brown added, adding the institute is looking at ways to help educate children with computer skills in the classroom.
Brown noted that computer science isn’t just a STEM field.
It is a science that has been around for over 100 years, he explained.
Students who don’t have an exposure to science, such children, are more likely to be exposed incorrectly to science and math.
“Computer science is not just a technology field, it’s a science,” Brown explained, adding, “it’s an art.”
Brown added that teachers need to help children learn how to solve problems, and use technology in an effective way.
He encouraged parents to consider computer science when teaching their children.
“Parents should be the ones who are looking at the curriculum and teaching their kids to be computer literate,” he added, emphasizing that teachers should be able see computer as a learning tool, not as a substitute for learning math and science.
The IEDs report comes on the heels of a study by the Institute of Education Sciences that found that less than 1 percent of students from middle-income families are computer literates.
And that means that more than half of all middle- and