devCodeCamp welcomes 15 teachers from the West Allis West Milwaukee School District.
Time to teach the teachers how to code!
After meeting with representatives for the West Allis West Milwaukee school district, we quickly realized the strong desire for teachers who want to learn how to code. It was not just for their own benefit, but rather, learning how to code so that they have the capability to teach their students various technologies.
For devCodeCamp, “teach the teachers” was a no-brainer because we saw the opportunity to take passionate people and dive deeper into the awesome world of coding. After meeting with several teachers of the West Allis Milwaukee school district, ranging from elementary school up to high school, we put together a quality plan that could benefit the teachers the most. Essentially, 15 teachers from all grades would become fully-immersed software development bootcamp students for three consecutive days.
It is without question that devCodeCamp students are enthusiastic about their experience attending the bootcamp. With that said, the passion and excitement that exploded from the 15 teachers in attendance was unbelievable. It was immediately apparent that they were sponges ready to soak up as much knowledge as possible in three days. Along with that, learning everything they could to return to their classrooms and divulge quality information to their own students. One of the best parts about having the teachers in attendance was how much fun they had being together and learning how to code, as evident of the countless tweets and photos they posted on Twitter.
We know the importance of learning how to code at a young age, which is why we want to do whatever it takes to give the children of the Milwaukee area the opportunity to learn how to code. Considering how much fun the teachers had as well as the devCodeCamp staff, it is clear we want to see “teach the teachers” become a regular occurrence going forward.