Equipping our students with the skills of the future
NapaLearns is deeply committed to providing all students with the opportunity to learn and excel in mathematics through coding and robotics. Using the revolutionary UC Davis C-STEM curriculum, students are able to demonstrate their mastery of advanced mathematical concepts by coding robots that execute complex programs. Students program these robots in a C/C++ environment, meaning they’re learning a practical and in-demand programing language. These coding skills will ensure that our students are prepared for and excited about the careers of the future.
NapaLearns seed-funds startup costs for teachers in secondary classrooms who will deliver these courses as part of the mathematics curriculum. For three years, we will fund the expansion of the program as the districts sustain earlier cohorts.
NapaLearns is investing in four pilot elementary schools over the next three years to implement a new coaching model that incorporates online demonstration lessons by experts, teacher goal-setting, and video-based observation and feedback for developing teachers. Over time, the districts will sustain teacher development at these schools while NapaLearns continues to expand the program.