As we begin 2022, KidsTek high school classes are gearing up for a successful spring semester.
At Hinkley High School in Aurora, students are moving from learning foundational computer science concepts to digging into coding. During the fall semester, Hinkley students focused on learning terminology, understanding fundamental concepts like computer hardware and network infrastructure, and even working towards an IC3 Digital Literacy certification that can help them be competitive candidates for future careers in tech and other fields.
This semester, KidsTek Instructor Katy Limes will teach students to use the Python programming language and help them gain valuable real-world programming skills. Python, one of the most widely-used programming languages in the world, has uses from web application, software programming, and even artificial intelligence.
In Denver, students at North High School are continuing to develop their skills using Google’s suite of office applications and getting started on learning about and practicing valuable college-readiness skills.
KidsTek’s Business Computing class at North is a year-long class and, with a curriculum newly redesigned by Senior Instructor Emily Tow to align with Denver Public Schools’ transition from Microsoft to Google, will be focusing primarily on Google Sheets and Google Sites this semester. Students developed their Google Apps skills in Slides and Docs in the fall and will now have the opportunity to learn even more in-demand skills.
In addition to the Google Apps curriculum, the class will also include college-readiness lessons, helping students understand the many options available to them for learning after high school and giving them the information and resources they need to develop their post-high school plans.