Loudoun County Computer Science Lighthouse School
In Virginia and across the nation, employers struggle to fill computer programming jobs. Meanwhile, our nation and world face substantial problems relating to topics such as economic growth, health, education, and the environment. One of the many challenges relating to successfully addressing these problems is the scarcity of individuals with strong computer programming skills and knowledge. Kindergarten though fifth grade students will complete engaging computer science integration lessons using block based coding and text based coding to develop a foundation computer programming skills. The students will program various robots to solve real world problems or as a means of creative expression.
LCPS created a new instructional department in 202o to support educators in the integration of computer science and computational thinking throughout all subject areas in elementary schools. For additional information on computer science education in LCPS visit the Computer Science Department webpage.