We want Tennessee to become the go-to place for talent recruitment in the field of software design. We want to develop strong local relationships between schools and businesses, increase access for students, provide teachers with strong training, and make sure that 100 percent of our students have the opportunity to learn computer programming in school. But it won't be easy, we need your help.
but only 19% of American students have been exposed to a class.
By 2018, 51% of all STEM jobs are projected to be in a computer science related field.
teaches CS to all students starting in FIRST grade.
In 2016, programming and computer science will be a mandatory part of school curricula, beginning in primary school.
teaches CS to all students starting in SECOND grade
Only 1 in 4 Schools in America Teach computer Science
Only 28 states allow CS courses to count towards high-school graduation
Fewer than 15% of all high schools that offered any Advanced Placement (AP) CS courses
Only 22% of those who took the exam were girls, and only 13 percent were African-American or Latino students
In TN there are 6,969 open computing jobs (4.5x the state average demand rate)
Yet last year there were only 524 computer science graduates (a 14% decrease from last year)
No state funding for Computer Science Professional Development for teachers
CodeTN is 100% free. Our goal is to partner with schools and provide all students, regardless of their background, with the opportunity to learn about and participate in the multidisciplinary world of software development.
Engage Local Professionals
We recruit local developers on a volunteer basis, ensuring that our students have exposure to working professionals within our community.
Not all skills are technical skills in CodeTN. Part of our mission is to make students aware of the tremendous need for collaborative, creative thinking that is involved in a modern team environment.
HOW IT WORKS
Model of Change
Projects and Outreach
Our flagship event is the annual competition. A six-month process where students work closely with their classmates, a TechPro, and their class sponsor to plan, design, and code their own dynamic web application, in the hope of winning $5,000 for their school.
Workshops and Training
We look to partner with our community of creators and makers to help facilitate year-round learning for students and teachers. We provide a community calendar of events for students as well as our own hand-crafted selection of professional development trainings for teachers.