Plymouth Students Show State Superintendent What it Means to Code Like a Girl

Indiana Superintendent of Public Instruction Dr. Jennifer McCormick visited Plymouth yesterday to learn about the Girls Who Code (GWC) Club at Riverside Intermediate School. The Girls Who Code Club at Plymouth Schools incorporates students from 6th grade up to senior year. The club currently has girls from Riverside, Lincoln Jr. High school and St. Michael’s Catholic School.

The club sponsor and founder of Plymouth’s chapter of Girls Who Code, Tara Sharp, said she heard of the national program through an episode of 60 Minutes and promptly registered as a GWC site. Sharp mentioned that she believes Plymouth pioneered the program within the state of Indiana. Continue reading

STEM Teacher Training Grants Available from Indiana Commission for Higher Education

Organizations working to help train teachers in the science, technology, engineering, and math fields can apply for a share of nearly $10 million from the Indiana Commission for Higher Education. The goal of the state’s STEM Teacher Recruitment Fund is to prepare and retain educators in Indiana public schools where there are shortages of STEM teachers.  Continue reading