CS4RI, GA host boot camp to help teachers learn to code

NEW SKILLS: Bernadette Durkin is using the skills she learned during the October 2016 Rhode Island College and General Assembly computer science boot camp to help her fifth-grade class at Cumberland Hill School in Cumberland learn to code. From left, Luke Plumer, 11, foreground; Leah Mandeville, 11; Durkin; and Adriana Panagoulopoulos, 10. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO
NEW SKILLS: Bernadette Durkin is using the skills she learned during the October 2016 Rhode Island College and General Assembly computer science boot camp to help her fifth-grade class at Cumberland Hill School in Cumberland learn to code. From left, Luke Plumer, 11, foreground; Leah Mandeville, 11; Durkin; and Adriana Panagoulopoulos, 10. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO
“Minimal” was how Bernadette Durkin described her computer-coding knowledge prior to a professional-development continuing studies course she took at Rhode Island College in ­October. “I’m a science teacher and I use technology in my classroom … but it’s good to see what’s going on behind the scenes,” said Durkin, fifth-grade teacher at the John J.…

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