Computer Science & Coding

Our K-12 computer science & coding curriculum

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.

As demand for computer programming skills continues to increase in the job market, opportunities remain sparse for students to learn these skills in public schools across the country. 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.

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January 1 - New Years Day

Students: Fawaz Ayoub and Noah Tzucker (MME)

New Year’s Day is a day of new beginnings. New year’s let’s us have time to celebrate making it through the 365 days and on trying to survive the next. It’s a time where we raise our glasses and toast to a brand new year. New Year’s (Eve) is something everyone celebrates, from Shanghai to New York City, everyone come together to celebrate this special day.

December 25th - Christmas

Students: Kade, Jon, Ben

We chose Christmas Day or Christmas because Christmas is celebrated by christians worldwide and it is celebrated to remember the birth of Jesus Christ. Families and friends gather and give gifts to each other and kids try to catch Santa putting gifts under the Christmas tree. People wear ugly sweaters to show the holiday spirit. Christmas is the most celebrated holiday in the USA. Christmas is celebrated in over 160 countries worldwide but some countries refer to it as family day.

December 23rd - Hanukkah

Students: Ellie Bubb, Amelia Kogan, and Hannah Nguyen

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