At Bernard Zell, we realize the importance of preparing students for the evolving digital world. Our Computer Science program teaches students how to incorporate design, logical reasoning, and problem-solving skills into other disciplines. We believe that every 21st-century child should have a chance to learn about algorithms, how to make an app, or how the internet works. The Computer Science program at Bernard Zell has five core areas:
We teach our students to use computational thinking to understand and develop possible solutions to a variety of complex problems. Using this approach, students can present solutions in a way that a computer, a human, or both can understand.
Digital literacy is taught throughout all divisions and encourages students to use information and communication technologies to find, evaluate, create, and communicate information, requiring both cognitive and technical skill.
From learning how to type to facilitating video conferences, Bernard Zell students are exposed to a wide variety of productivity tools that help facilitate collaboration amongst teachers and students.
Students at all grade levels are introduced to different coding concepts and platforms. Our coding lessons teach students how to break up large problems into smaller pieces. This process facilitates a growth mindset, teaches persistence and problem-solving skills.
It is vital that students know how to convey their knowledge and growth in a digital format. We teach our students how to use slideshows, movies, podcasts, augmented and virtual reality, and 3D printing to help facilitate the learning process.