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Kids Who Code - IT Partners with Student Engineers

CASTLE ROCK -- Engineers from the DCSD IT application development team have recently been visiting coding clubs and technology classes throughout the district, sharing their experiences and knowledge while discovering amazing young minds at work.

At Castle View High School, a team of tech students demonstrated their vision and progress for empowering a homebound 2nd grader with a remote-controlled robot, complete with videoconferencing capabilities and mobility to move around the classroom as needed. The development team staff from the IT department were highly impressed with the passion and abilities of the students, and provided an introduction to using code repositories, allowing greater collaboration and revision history of their ongoing code modifications.

Three mornings a week, prior to the opening bell at Mountain Ridge Middle School, budding iOS developers meet in Ms. Cassandra Stevens’ Tech-Ed classroom as part of the iCode Club, sharing their excitement for software development. Mark Blair and Thomas Meyer from the DCSD IT Software Development and Support division have dropped in recently to explain view controllers, objects and arrays to students, along with providing additional hardware resources which will allow more kids to concurrently develop iOS apps.

Opportunities for hands-on technology immersion continue to become more accessible, with an ever growing knowledge base of resources appearing online. Information Technology professionals in the district enjoy visiting the classroom and sharing our own expertise, while leaving re-energized thanks to the unlimited ideas and minds of our students.

November 21, 2013 | By nwmetzler | Category: Educational Technology, Information Technology

District News

High school students across Douglas County, and many students in respective feeder schools, are once again learning that a little kindness can go a long way. Again this year, our high schools hosted Wish Weeks to make dreams come true for Make-A-Wish Foundation beneficiaries.

The Douglas County School District (DCSD) Board of Education has named Thomas S. Tucker, Ph.D. as the sole finalist to lead our 68,000-student district as superintendent on a unanimous vote.
 

 

The American School Counseling Association (ASCA) has certified Sagewood Middle School as a Recognized ASCA National Model Program (RAMP). A prestigious honor, Sagewood is now the only middle school in the state of Colorado to have gained this certification. Schools must receive a near-perfect score on ASCA’s scoring rubric, which outlines guidelines for building and maintaining student achievement, behavior, counseling curriculum, school culture, and several other factors, in order to become certified.