MCALLEN, Texas — McAllen ISD students are learning the logic of programming and programming skills during their summer break. It is part of the district’s third annual CODEchella and CODEzilla coding camp.
Students are learning block coding to program drone pathways and using the Bloxel app to create video games. All in an effort to expose students to science, technology, engineering and math fields. All industries, school officials say, are underrepresented by women and normally targeted towards men.
Ann Vega, Director of Instruction – Fossum Middle School, “Right now for any profession the logic that you used, when you’re programming, is something that is useful for any student or any adult for that matter. For our kids being able to use these skills, these are skills that will help them adapt to things in the future.”
Nearly 600 students will be participating in this program.