GMS Students Partner with Capital One

The Coding Event at Capital One last week was extraordinary. With a vision for providing students across the nation with opportunities to experience hands-on, authentic instruction in computer coding (What is coding? Find the answer here), Capital One partners with a handful of school divisions who are serious about pursuing the relationship.

Goochland Middle School was fortunate to be one of two selected in the region!

Karen Harden jumped at the chance to cultivate this experience for her students. Using a curriculum written by Capital One professionals, she co-taught coding lessons once a week throughout the first semester.

The culminating project was an “app” that each student developed using their own coding language.

The Coding Event at Capital One gave students the opportunity to showcase their apps. Vice President of Technology, Ross Creasy, gave a compelling keynote talk during the extraordinary reception.

Students had no idea that at the end of the event Capital One would give each one of them their own laptop!

We are hopeful the partnership will continue and we are so thankful for the opportunity Mrs. Harden and Capital One offered to our students!