McKinley has implemented the first school-wide Coding and Robotics Program; which branched from the STEM program, during the school day in San Gabriel Unified School District. It was introduced to students in 2015 as an after school program. With the arrive of 1:1 technology in the classroom, the opportunity presented itself to repurposed computer lab to bring coding during the school day.
At McKinley Elementary, the Coding and Robotics program is a collaboration between the STEM teacher, the classroom teachers, and the site administrators in order to…
- Prepare students to be college and career ready.
- Help close the achievement gap.
- Support in math and ELA.
- Preparation and compliance for NGSS.
By time, students have promoted from 5th grade here at McKinley, they will have 6 years of experience with programing.
Below is our 6 year plan: