So what can you do? Begin by researching websites such as Code.org, CodeConquest.com, and csedweek.org for resources, activities, and research about coding as well as careers in coding. Participate in activities such as Hour of Code, sponsored by Code.org, to gain coding skills. Talk to your middle school counselor about honors class placement as well as high school counselors about Advanced Placement classes in areas such as computer science in preparation for college. Participate in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) classes/programs in your school and/or school district.
Let your creativity soar! Code!
Fredericka L. Green is a middle school assistant principal.
You can follow her on twitter @thetravelingap.