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The Nebraska Unified District 1 focused on their school improvements with a presentation from teachers Bonnie Mitchell and Liz Fuchtman on their recent advancements.
At the beginning of the school year, the Clearwater school implemented “The Coding Club.” Meeting every Monday, this club gives students the ability to grow.
So, what is coding? Answering this question, Mitchell explained that code is a set of instructions put in the correct order to complete a task. With coding, students are able to use their problem-solving skills, logic and creativity giving them a foundation for success in the 21st century.
The Clearwater Coding Club is a member of an international code club that includes over 10,000 club in 125 countries. Within this club, students are able to better their communication skills, vocabulary and still have fun while collaborating with the other schools.
Among challenges the club has accomplished were coding music, creating virtual realities, creating video games, and coding robots to complete science and geometry tasks.
“I think it’s just super important that kids have that experience. It’s something that I am really passionate about. I love sharing what I have, and just seeing their faces when they come into coding club,” Mitchell said.
Along with this presentation, the board discussed the school safety reports, superintendent evaluation, and certified staff negotiated agreements and plan to use each of these as a tool to improve the district.
The next meeting date is set to January 15 in Orchard at 7 p.m.