Codesters at ISTE Conference

Codesters just returned from our first ISTE conference. Twenty hours of exhibiting is exhausting, but it is also inspiring. Teachers, school librarians, school and district technology coordinators, principals, technology trainers, and district representatives are actively working to bring programming into classrooms across the globe. Seeing attendee after attendee get so excited for our platform and curriculum crystallized for me what makes us different.

Meg Ray, of the Codesters Team, demonstrating how our platform works.
Meg Ray, of the Codesters Team, demonstrating how our platform works.

A teacher from a school in California for students who are at risk of dropping out was happy that we teach Python, a professional programming language. He explained to me that he wants to use Codesters because his students need to go beyond block-based languages so that they have more opportunities open to them in life. A teacher from Virginia, told me that the district wants all of her 6th graders to start learning code. She wants to use Codesters because she found four ways that the drag-and-drop toolkit will allow her to differentiate in her mixed-ability classroom, just during our short demo.

ISTE is a reminder of just how passionate our team is about making programming accessible to all middle school students! School’s out for teachers and

students, and we are busy gearing up for a school year full of code.

Meg

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You can also see more highlights at ISTE Highlights

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