KSD Computer Science Classes

In the 2017 Utah Legislative session, SB 190 was passed, which allowed for school districts to apply for a competitive STEM Action Center grant to promote and facilitate computing partnerships for students in the area of Computer Science. Kane School District in conjunction with USU Extension was awarded the STEM Action Center grant, which supported teacher professional development in Computer Science, USU Creative Underground materials, and First Lego League competitions for students. Kane School District recently applied for the STEM Computing Partnership grant for the next three years through the STEM Action Center and was awarded $127,500 to continue with the program. Teachers from the Kane School District recently participated in a professional development day where they increased their skillset in Computer programming and computer science areas, which they will incorporate into their classrooms in the fall. We would like to thank Elizabeth Davis and Angie Reidhead for the assistance with the STEM Action Grant and professional development for the teachers. Additionally, the Kane School District was awarded $30,000 from the Utah State School Board for a Computer Science Partner grant that will provide two computing coding classes at VHS, KHS, and KMS this fall, where students will take an intro to the computer coding program PYTHON and earn industry recognized certificates. We are excited about the computer science opportunities available to students in our district.