“Innovate for the Future” Event Highlights Computer Science in Orange Unified

Orange, CA – January 22, 2019 – Students, parents, teachers, and administrators from Orange Unified and surrounding districts came together for Innovate for the Future, an evening  highlighting computer science opportunities offered at District schools.

Hands-on activities including robotics scrimmages, code building, 3D printing, and Minecraft, gave participants a first-hand look at how OUSD is building student computer science skills at the elementary, middle and high school levels to cultivate successful global leaders through a  well-rounded, collaborative environment. A total of twelve schools demonstrated STEM and computer science options offered to OUSD students.

Formal presentations were provided by industry experts to connect classroom curriculum ideas to revolutionary careers such as drone pilot, software developer, and video game designer.  These presentations were aligned with a focus on the elementary, middle and high school levels to help parents and students understand the impact computer science has at each grade level, in addition to future career opportunities. 

Innovate for the Future, A Night of Computer Science Showcasing Orange Unified Schools was a successful event that provided a tangible experience for community members to experience the District’s ongoing innovative opportunities to engage students as they prepare for the future.

 

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The Orange Unified School District educates approximately 28,000 K-12 grade students in the Cities of Orange, Villa Park, Anaheim, Garden Grove, Santa Ana, and unincorporated county areas.  In partnership with our community, we provide a safe, equitable, and innovative culture of learning for each scholar to have a competitive EDGE as a leader.