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Elementary School Spotlight

Scratch Creative Coding Family Nights

Proof positive that EVERYONE can code in Scratch!

At Family Coding Nights all around Chicago, we've cheered on more than 550 creative "Scratchers" of all ages. Moms, dads, uncles & aunties, grannies & grandpas, teachers, principals, and kids of all ages are using Scratch to unleash their inner genius.

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NCF Scratch Family Coding Nights

High School Spotlight

Two students posing for a picture at the data science bootcampStudents sitting at a table playing UnoStudents collaboratively debugging code at a computerTwo students building data visualizations on a computerA class full of students at their computers in the Data Science bootcamp lab.Students brainstorming project ideas on a whiteboard
Student Participants Brandon, Charles, Daniel, Dean, Edmond, Estrella, Jaelyn, John, John, Kelly, Marcus, Martin, Melissa, Victor, Victoria
BootCamp Leads Dr. Andrew Mauer-Oats, Dr. Raffaella Settimi-Woods, Ms. Jillian Stoller

This summer, 15 students participated in a five day Data Science BootCamp sponsored by CPS, DePaul University, and University of Massachusetts - Boston, which featured guest speakers from Microsoft, Sprout Social, DePaul, Uptake, and Deloitte.

Led By Dr. Mauer-Oats from Whitney M. Young Magnet High School, students explored Data Science concepts and learned how to answer questions with data. Through hands-on learning activities related to filtering, grouping, and summarizing data sets, they generated various visual representations of data to plot models and predict future outcomes.

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