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Teach EVERYONE to code!

Women and minorities
make up only
20%
of the STEM workforce.
While over a third of black, Latino, and Native American students enter college with an interest in studying STEM, only
16%
go on to obtain bachelor’s degrees in these fields.
A gender gap in STEM interest is reported to begin as early as the fourth grade and continue at various milestones throughout a girl’s school trajectory. By high school, only
9%
of girls are interested in STEM.

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Pitsco Education and SmartGurlz are looking to flip this script and have collaborated to launch Smart Buddies, a coding solution designed to help more children see themselves in STEM and increase workforce diversity.

Smart Buddies will be available September 2019. 
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HIGHLY ENGAGING A recent pilot with 250 students showed high levels of engagement with both girls and boys, with teachers reporting that children opted to miss recess to continue coding.

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INTERACTIVE STORYTELLING Combines imaginative yet real-life storytelling with coding and math-related subjects.

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MAXIMIZES LEARNING OUTCOMES Introduces the basics of computer science by covering sequences, functions, subroutines, and loops.

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CORE CURRICULUM Lesson plans are designed to meet national standards such as ISTE-S, and Common Core State Standards.

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STEM TO OTHER CLASSES Can cover multiple subjects, such as English, science, and mathematics.

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SOCIAL-EMOTIONAL LEARNING Lessons include opportunities for discussion, debate, and reflection on important topics such as diversity, gender differences, and conflict resolution.

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CODE OF CONDUCT A code of conduct serves as communication guidelines for teachers and classmates to support behaviors that encourage inclusivity.

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