NewBoCo K–12 Education programs focus on encouraging creativity, fostering entrepreneurship, helping kids learn how to code, and promoting computer science.
And check our Computer Science Resources page for additional projects and links to expand your computer science world!
In-person and virtual options available in 2022! NewBoCo’s CoderDojo is a free STEAM program that encourages creativity, fosters entrepreneurship, and helps kids learn to code. Although our focus is K–5, we welcome all K–8th grade students at CoderDojo.
Girls Who Code Club
Girls Who Code Clubs are spaces where 3rd–6th-grade girls can join our sisterhood of supportive peers and use computer science to change the world.
Code++ is a one-day event to teach 8th–12th-grade students about programming. The beginner group will learn HTML and CSS to build their own website. They will also learn about careers in computer science.
This event would not be possible without our sponsors, Collins Aerospace, BAE Systems, Green State Credit Union, Workiva, and IDT. A big thank you to everyone involved!
While Computer Science is one of the fastest-growing majors today, women make up only 18% of graduates. We can change this and have fun at the same time.
In February 2016, we held the first girls-only code camp in Iowa. The event exceeded our expectations—more than 50 middle and high school girls attended! We’ve since decided to support a variety of programs state-wide aimed at encouraging girls to experience and consider careers in computer science.
Future City (Grades 6-8)
Future City is a project-based learning program where students in 6th, 7th, and 8th grades imagine, research, design, and build cities of the future.
Starting with the question, “How can we make the world a better place?” students imagine, research, design, and build cities of the future that showcase their solution to a citywide sustainability issue.
Why Computer Science in Iowa?
Unlocking Doors for Students
NewBoCo is the designated provider of Code.org Professional Learning Programs in Iowa. Our role includes providing quality professional development to educators through local school district partnerships and acting as a regional hub of the global computer science education movement. NewBoCo will work with schools and provide networking and collaboration events for computer science teachers.
NewBoCo + Fort Madison Community School District's Success Story
See how our continued partnership with Code.org and our mission to build up computer science education in every Iowa school is supporting students, teachers, administrators, and Fort Madison Community School District's position in future of the world.
NewBoCo + Osage School District's Success Story
Learn about our partnership with Code.org and our impact on Osage Community Schools through our computer science curriculum. Both teachers and students have learned coding skills to build better futures.