Thursday, June 11, 2015, a Bigger Presence in the District

Canyons School District has begun a partnership with that will aim to increase participation in computer science courses by women and underrepresented students of various ethnic backgrounds. is a non-profit dedicated to expanding computer science education by making it available in more schools, and increasing participation by women and minorities. Their vision is that every student in every school should have the opportunity to have access to computer science education. believes computer science should be part of the core curriculum in education, alongside other science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) courses, such as biology, physics, chemistry and algebra.

“ is excited to partner with Canyons School District to expand access to computer science.  They are among the handful of districts leading the nation in this movement,” said Cameron Wilson of “This partnership can help change the lives of the districts’ students by preparing them to think critically about real world problems and put them on a pathway toward the highest demand jobs in the U.S. economy.”

The partnership will begin in the Fall. Students at these schools will have increased access to computer science courses, curriculum and resources.  The partnership will also provide new opportunities for professional development and training for Canyons School District teachers, in addition to creating a sustainable program via a community of support for the teachers. Camille Cole and other educational technology specialist in the district will be providing the professional development and training to our teachers.

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