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“Lots of options for getting students into computing programming”

Hélène Martin

Lauren Bricker

UW CSE alum Lauren Bricker, who teaches Computer Science at Seattle’s Lakeside School, and UW CSE alum Hélène Martin, who taught Computer Science at Seattle’s Garfield High School and has now returned to UW to drive K-12 outreach, are quoted extensively in this Seattle Times article.

“Computer programming helps develop critical thinking skills, such as how to break down a problem into manageable parts or how to put tasks into a logical sequence, as well as the importance of precise communication. ‘These skills are completely transferable,’ said Lauren Bricker, a computer science teacher at Seattle’s Lakeside School. ‘Students can use them to write a computer program or a history paper.'”

Read more here.

February 11, 2012