Mission Consolidated Independent School District (CISD) will be joining with the Mission Economic Development Corporation (EDC), and Code Interactive to implement a new instructional initiative that will impact all Mission CISD schools.
This unique partnership takes advantage of the growth of coding interest and programs supported by the Mission EDC. Mission CISD teachers will be taught how to implement a coding curriculum into Computer Science classes in a meaningful way. The curriculum involves a creative computing approach designed to build on a student’s creativity, imagination, and interests.
“The last three years, we have taken advantage of the national observance of An Hour of Code to spark student and teacher interest in coding,” explained Dr. Ricardo López, Superintendent of Schools. “Now we have reached the time to take advantage of that interest and build upon it with the help of our partners in this initiative.”
Mission CISD teachers from each junior high school and high school spent part of their summer going through training and instruction on how to incorporate the coding curriculum into their courses. That professional development will continue and expand to include instructional staff from the district’s elementary schools.
The formal announcement will take place at R. Cantu Jr. High School this Friday, October 6, 2017, at 9:30 a.m.