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Who will teach tomorrow’s coders

Staff from the MySci program at Washington University in St. Louis partnered with University City schools for an Hour of Code event, to help students in the district explore the power of learning to write computer code, at University City HighSchool in University City, Mo., Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2018. Students heard from staff from LaunchCode and MySci, and had a visit from Fredbird the Louie, mascots of the St. Louis Cardinals and St. Louis Blues, before coding a web sequence examining the construction of the Gateway Arch. MySci instructor Jaime Gilligan works with UCity student Miyel Taylor. Photo by Sid Hastings / Washington University

High school students need computer science skills, but who will teach them? The Institute for School Partnership is addressing Missouri’s desperate shortage of computer science educators through the professional learning program, which prepares educators with no coding experience to lead computer science classes. The need is urgent: only one-third of Missouri high schools offer computer science. To learn more, visit The Source.