NEW YORK and WASHINGTON, Sept. 14, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Codesters, a leading platform for K-12 computer science instruction, announced today its inclusion in a series of commitments revealed by the White House (@WhiteHouseOSTP) in support of the national Computer Science For All initiative (#CSforAll).
"Codesters is honored to be included in this critical initiative of the President and the Office of Science and Technology", said Gordon Smith, CEO of Codesters (@icodeinschool). Smith (@GordonMSmith) will join other national leaders in computer science education at the White House for today's announcement.
"At Codesters we believe that coding is the key students will need to unlock academic and professional opportunities in the future," added Smith.
Codesters has been instrumental in bringing computer science to schools across the country. In New York City, where Codesters is based, Codesters has been a key component of the citywide CS4ALL initiative.
Codesters is also a key partner in the CodeBrooklyn campaign (@CodeBrooklyn) championed by Borough President Eric L. Adams (@BPEricAdams) to advance computer science in Brooklyn's 500 public schools.
"Codesters has been essential to expanding the reach of computer science into underserved schools in Brooklyn", said Rob Underwood (@BrooklynRob), co-founder of CodeBrooklyn and Executive Director of TeachCS, which helps fund professional development for new CS teachers. Underwood is also a part-time strategic advisor to Codesters.
Codesters is also being included as a founding content partner of the national CSForAll Consortium (@CSforAll), which brings together and coordinates organizations and individuals working on computer science nationwide.
Codesters (www.codesters.com) is an online coding platform and curriculum that enables any motivated teacher to start teaching kids to code. Our unique platform combines a Drag-to-Text toolkit and built in support for graphics, animation, and interactivity with a learning management system and built-out coding curriculum. Codesters makes it easy for students to create fun and engaging projects and enables teachers to immediately get started teaching kids to code.