Proposal: The Nova Scotia Digital Bridge ScholarshipApril 07, 2014 • Ari Najarian
Header image courtesy of Jeff White (@brightwhite, Kula Partners). Used with permission.
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Last month, I published a curriculum to help beginners learn computer programming. My motivation was to promote ICT and technology education at a younger age, so students would have more opportunities to prosper in our economy. The feedback was hugely encouraging, and helped me discover and connect with many folks in the Maritimes who are working toward the same goal.
Recently, I've participated in many discussions about technology education reform in public schools. I've been privileged to spend some time with government officials, administrators, and representatives from industry advocacy groups and post-secondary institutions. I hear a common theme across the spectrum from elementary classrooms to community colleges and universities: we want a "coding culture" to perme...