Coding the Curriculum: How High Schools Are Reprogramming Their Classes
I’d love to see more detail on what they’re doing. It’s what Seymour Papert wanted for Logo, now happening not far from MIT and the original Logo experiments. I love what they say later in the piece about the goal being computing for creativity and calculation, not to become a professional software developer.
It’s a new, albeit eccentric experiment. The school isn’t launching mandatory programming courses into the schedule, exactly, but is instead having its teachers introduce coding (ideally, in the most organic ways possible) into their respective subjects. Calculation-heavy courses such as math and science, as well as humanities such as English, Spanish and history — even theater and music — will all be getting a coded upgrade.
True, Beaver may be the first of its kind to experiment with coding in every class, but the idea that more high school students should take STEM-related courses — particularly in programming and coding — isn’t new.