Jobs in the computer science field are the top source of new wages in America, and a quarter of all jobs are now “highly digitalized.” Twice as many Americans use computing in their jobs, with half of these positions in non-STEM fields.

Yet, only 25 percent of schools across the country offer a computer science class with coding or programming as part of the curriculum. It’s more important than ever to incorporate STEM and STEAM principles into the classroom to prepare our students for the workforce. Kids are already immersed in the world of technology,...

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  • About the Author:

    Josh Stumpenhorst is a Sphero Hero and learning commons director at Lincoln Junior High School in Naperville, Ill. Prior to his current position, he served as a 6th-grade English and social science teacher for 13 years. Stumpenhorst oversees the library, makerspace, video production lab, and school arcade.