FCS Partner in “Tough As Nails”

FCS Partner in “Tough As Nails”
Posted on 10/14/2019
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Superintendent Danny Adkins is excited to announce that Floyd County Schools, in partnership with Pikeville Independent Schools, Bit Source, South Fayette School District in Pennsylvania and Digital Promise Global has been awarded a $1 million dollar grant from the National Science Foundation for “Tough As Nails, Nimble Fingers: Developing a K-8 Coding Pathway for Kentucky Appalachia.”


The project will develop K-8 computer science and computational thinking education within Floyd County Schools and Pikeville Independent Schools. In summer workshops, our teachers will learn how to teach and incorporate these skills into their existing content.


Superintendent Adkins comments, “We will be able to follow the lead of Pennsylvania’s South Fayette School District (a national leader in CS/CT education) as we build our own program. We are going to provide amazing opportunities for students and in this particular situation; we will actually build the opportunity with support from an experienced school district, South Fayette.” Adkins continues, “And we are very excited to partner with Pikeville Independent Schools on this as we know that partnerships with our neighbors in surrounding counties as well as partnerships in other states is what will lead our students to seeing the possibility of global partnerships.”


Adkins concludes, “We are actively seeking opportunities for kids and we are working with other districts and local businesses to find everything we can offer. We are trying to meet the needs of our students educationally and occupationally. Seeing some of what’s possible will make our students wonder about what else is out there and will help them create their own innovations.  And the best part will be if we can offer amazing opportunities and create innovations right here at home.”


Digital Promise Global is a nonprofit organization working to spur innovation in education. By working with educators, entrepreneurs, researchers, and leading thinkers, Digital Promise Global leverages technology, taps into research, and shares powerful stories to improve the opportunity to learn around the world. For more information, visit the Digital Promise Global website.


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