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Girls Can!

“This was great. We should do more of these!” Over a dozen MS and HS girls came to the ICS Makerspace/Robotics Lab on Saturday for a special girls-only technology session. They designed things, collaborated in teams, taught themselves new skills, faced problems and figured out how to overcome them, made things and had a great […]

Here Come the Robots

The ICS Robotics team is off and running for SY1617! We’ve received a shipment of new kits and extra parts, and our high school and middle school after-school activities are off and running. The official ASA season doesn’t start until next week, but we had a “soft opening” of the new Makerspace/Robotics Lab in S021 […]

Computer Science in the IB Diploma Programme

Over the past few years, we’ve been building more opportunities for students at ICS to learn aspects of Computer Science – programming, robotics, logical thinking, etc. As we’ve built those, we’ve had increased enrollment in our programming and computer science courses in the Middle and High Schools. We’ve now reached a point where we think […]

Children of Support Staff learn programming

For part of our Africa Code Week participation, we wanted to provide some opportunities for children other than our students to learn some programming skills. ICS students have many opportunities to learn programming skills: in classes, in after-school activities, on our robotics team and in various events we run through the year. Students in local […]

ICS students participate in Africa Code Week

This year the first ever Africa Code Week was conducted across the continent, aiming to get children started with computational thinking, programming, and using computers as devices to build software, not just use it. Thousands of children in over a dozen countries had the opportunity to start programming. ICS joined in this activity to help […]

Africa Code Week & the value of learning programming

The first week in October has been designated Africa Code Week, with a push in several countries across the continent to get children building their own programs. There are a few initiatives in Ethiopia, and ICS is joining in. We’re sponsoring a few events next Saturday (10 October) to get our students and some other […]