Computer science is a field that's really lacking in diversity, so many local schools are now targeting kids at a young age to embrace and enjoy computer programming.
Chatfield Elementary School in Belle Plaine, Minn. might just be the future. Second graders at the school are learning computer coding through a site called code.org.
Instead of text, the site teaches computer coding with a series of pictures the students have to put together to make an animation.
"This is the building blocks to learning how a computer works," Bryce Jacobson, the school's media technology teacher says.
Jacobson says he enjoys what code.org is doing for his students.
"It kind of teaches their brain to think a certain way," he says.
Code.org is a nonprofit and it is pushing to get computer science included in the basic school curriculum for all schools.
The organization is hoping to get more girls and minorities interested in careers in computer science as well.
So far 276,000 teachers have signed on to code.org to teach their introduction courses and more than nine million students are enrolled.
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