Since beginning operations in 2014, CodeVA has made significant and measurable headway in its mission to bring computer science (CS) education to Virginia schools.
As of May, 2016, CodeVA:
Has trained more than 500 teachers from Kindergarten to High School in 20% of the Commonwealth’s school divisions, impacting well over 165,000 students.
Hosted an average of 420 students in its summer programs. This program helps provide a revenue stream for other operations and programming.
Worked with out-of-state partners, including UCLA and MIT to develop and train 12 new computer science teacher trainers, setting CodeVA on the course to realize its train-the-trainer model necessary to grow to scale.
Nearly completed the initial build out stage of its classroom/makers space.
Developed partnerships with dozens of schools, government agencies, and universities such as the Richard Bland College of William & Mary, Bridging RVA, CodeRVA, Science Museum of Virginia, Virginia Commonwealth University, the Children's Museum of Richmond, City of Richmond, Virginia Department of Education, Virginia Association of School Superintendents.
Started a partnership with the Mayor's Youth Academy that has created Virginia's first all-city Robotics competition team and year-round club.
Wrote and helped secure passage of General Assembly HB 831, which “Requires the Standards of Learning established by the Board of Education and the program of instruction for grades kindergarten through 12 developed and implemented by each local school board to include computer science and computational thinking, including computer coding.”
Our goals for the coming year are equally ambitious:
Train approximately 120 additional high school and middle school teachers to teach computer science classes. Additionally, we plan to train more than 500 more elementary teachers to integrate computer science concepts in their classrooms.
Reach our summer camp capacity to nearly 1,000 students, including offering financial assistance to at-risk youth that we have set as a goal to comprise no less than 30 percent of our enrollment.
Continue building partnerships around the state to promote Computer Science K-12 education.
Host the state's now-annual Hour of Code kickoff event during National Computer Science Education Week (December), broadcasting the event with media partners to classrooms across the commonwealth.
Enroll all CodeVA participating districts in Hour of Code participation.
Continue partnering with the Virginia Department of Education to complete Virginia's adoption of state standards for Computer Science, per the mandate of HB 831.
Work with the Virginia Department of Education to develop and adopt new, practical license requirements for teachers to allow flexibility in training new computer science middle and high school teachers.
Seek means to formalize partner relations with the state of Virginia to better coordinate ongoing and future computer science teacher training initiatives across the state.
CodeVA has also initialized a $200,000 capital campaign to complete the equipment, furnishings, office space, and decorations for a state of the art facility that will host students after-school and summer programs, host teacher trainings, and offer the space to community and other non-profit organizations.
We also plan to expand robotics programs with increased enrollment in our after-school club.
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