K-12 Education

NewBoCo K-12 Education programs focus on encouraging creativity, fostering entrepreneurship, helping kids learn how to code, and promoting computer science.

grades k – 8


We are going virtual for now! Although our focus is K – 5, we welcome all K – 8th graders at CoderDojo. NewBoCo CoderDojo is a free STEAM program that encourages creativity, fosters entrepreneurship, and helps kids learn to code.

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grades 6 – 12


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!

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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.

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Community Events

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.

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Why computer science in iowa?

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.

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Interested in more resources to encourage your students along? Check out our Computer Science Resources page!

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