Congrats to our #FLVSCodes Contest Winners
February is Career and Technical Education Month – a time to recognize the importance of practical skills students need to succeed in the real world.
In support of this same goal, FLVS recently held an online photo and video contest encouraging students to share their love for coding and computer science. The entries featured students participating in a variety of STEM-related activities, from programming robots to participating in an Hour of Code.
The following participants were chosen to receive an iPad generously donated by the FLVS Foundation.
Scratch is a program our elementary students use to practice block-based coding. We love how Jayden demonstrated his coding skills with an animated video showing what it’s like to learn with FLVS Full Time using the school mascot, Megabytes!
He shared, “I created an animation using Scratch.mit.edu. I included a short explanation of the codes I created. The video encourages a growth mindset at FLVS using our school mascot.”
Emma is a member of a “Girls Who Code” club and is pictured here writing Scratch code.
At FLVS, our clubs allow students to use and develop a variety of technology skills, including Coding Club, Robotics Club, media and video production clubs, and more.
Learn more about our student activities at FLVS.net/clubs.
Allison is taking Advanced Placement Computer Science with FLVS.
She says, “This is my sister and I getting very excited when my FLVS Java program runs without errors!”
In AP Computer Science, students develop the skills required to write programs (or parts of programs) to correctly solve specific problems and prepare for the AP exam. Students like Allison explore design techniques to make programs understandable, adaptable, and reusable.
At FLVS, we’re passionate about helping students achieve their dreams and explore the important role technology plays in our lives and our futures – which is why we offer all kinds of ways to learn about coding and digital literacy.
We couldn’t be more proud of our contest participants who helped us showcase a few of these opportunities. We wish we could have chosen more of you as our winners!
Stay tuned for an upcoming blog post featuring several honorable mentions from our contest submissions.