Google Teaches Blue Lick Elementary Students How to Code

Visit part of company’s CS First initiative

Blue Lick Elementary School students received a hands-on lesson about coding recently straight from Google experts.

Instructors from Google visited the elementary school to teach fourth- and fifth-grade classes how to write computer code as part of the company’s CS First program, which empowers all students to learn the basics of coding and computer science.

“We want kids to be as passionate about creating technology as they are about consuming it,” said Google representative Charlotte Smith. “When we’re teaching students about coding, we’re also teaching them about problem-solving skills, and they can carry those skills with them both in and outside of school.” 

Computer science is a key twenty-first-century skill that gives students exposure to problem solving and logic proficiencies needed across learning disciplines, and is currently in high demand in the job market.

Learn more about Google’s visit to Blue Lick Elementary.