Computer Science & Coding
K-12 Computer Science & Maker Spaces
Inspired by Code.org, we have implemented a K-12 coding curriculum that introduces all students to the language of computer programming. In addition, Tonka Coders & Makers simultaneously offers and develops advanced level coursework for students aspiring to specialize in this area. This program is unique– one of the first of its kind in the state of Minnesota.
Computer programming skills have become essential to our students' success. This is not because they will all grow up to program computers, but because our students need to understand the science behind digital devices, which play such an important role in our modern world. Students need to create technology, not just consume it.
January 28 - National LEGO Day
We chose National Lego Day because Lego day brings joy to many kids. The sight of a LEGO box brightens the lives of many young and older kids. Legos are fun, and when you have a box of random pieces, you can spark your creativity, and use it to create marvelous creations.
Creators: Anthony D. and Jack M.
February 1 - National Freedom Day
We chose national freedom day because of its importance to America. It’s about celebrating the freedom and liberties we have. It’s also the day Abraham Lincoln signed the 13th amendment.