Gaming Startup Deploys STEM Initiatives in 223 Schools
A game and development startup in Texas is utilizing project-based learning (PBL) to teach students programming skills. GameSalad has expanded its STEM-based education initiatives to include 223 schools and approximately 6,700 students. The startup’s Game Development Curriculum utilizes PBL curriculum to teach core programming concepts through game development.
AP Computer Science Principles Course Aims to Attract More Students to the Field
About five years ago, a student asked Arthur Lopez, a Sweetwater High School teacher who taught computer applications courses, why high schools in the more affluent areas of the county, La Jolla and Torrey Pines, offered computer science classes when his did not. Of the student body at Sweetwater High School, 85 percent were on free or reduced-price lunch programs last year. There were no computer science courses available in the Sweetwater Union High School District.