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Elementary School Spotlight


At Boone Elementary, students create projects for their arts showcase that happens every semester. Students coded their projects in Scratch with video and audio media elements. The theme of this semester's projects was Imagine.

Can you imagine a world without Fortnite? Racism? Guns? Crime? How about a world with no school?

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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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