Success in Fort Madison School District
Building a Strong Foundation for K-12 Computer Science Education
Fort Madison Community School District + NewBoCo
Laying the Groundwork for “Systemic” Computer Science Education
Your Local Partner in Computer Science Education
With roots in Iowa, NewBoCo’s team is deeply familiar with state funding opportunities and computer science standards. This expertise has proven crucial in helping Fort Madison invest in computer science education and prepare for House File 2629—Iowa’s new K-12 computer science requirements.
Related Resource: Prepare for Iowa’s K-12 Computer Science Requirements
“Whatever [our district’s] need was, NewBoCo met us where we were—if we didn’t have the financial means for something, they figured it out,” said Dravis. “NewBoCo’s resources and connections have really helped us expand our computer science initiative.”
When Iowa’s State Legislature passed House File 2629 in 2020, districts across the state had to determine how they would meet new K-12 computer science requirements. Because Fort Madison had already started laying the groundwork with NewBoCo, this process hasn’t been as daunting.
“What I appreciate about NewBoCo, is they’re able to blend the language of computer science with education; sometimes, as teachers, we’re intimidated by the idea of it,” Harmon shared. “NewBoCo makes computer science accessible and very user friendly, and I think that works really well with educators—the front-line folks that we need to be delivering this instruction to our kids.”
Is your district prepared to meet Iowa’s new K-12 computer science requirements? NewBoCo is here to support you with funding, training, and more.