Sioux City — Northwest Iowa

Sioux City School Makes the Grade with High-Tech Learning

The state of Iowa uses Loess Hills as the inspiration for a state-wide program called “Computer Science is Elementary”.

The state of Iowa uses Loess Hills as the inspiration for a state-wide program called “Computer Science is Elementary”. Schools receive grants to boost computer literacy. It’s all part of the “Future Ready Iowa” initiative to prepare Iowans for the workforce. Principal John Beeck says this type of teaching increases engagement and long-term memory. “The whole world is kind of controlled by computer science anymore. So why not teach kids that? The whole world relies on computers. Because the jobs they get when they graduate will probably deal with computer programming.”

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