9 Dots

9 Dots' mission is to provide transformative computer science education for every student, especially those from underserved communities. We believe in creating learning environments that engage and empower every student, foster joy, and promote fearlessness in problem solving.

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  • LEARN ·2022 Grants Challenge

    Get Coding: Preparing LA’s Students to Thrive in Our Tech-Obsessed World

    Research estimates that only 7.3% of elementary students have access to a foundational Computer Science (CS) course; opportunities are even rarer for students in low-income communities. 9 Dots offers a powerful solution. Currently bringing in-class CS curriculum to over 8,000 K-6 students and 300 teachers at Title I elementary schools throughout LA, 9 Dots teaches kids the CS skills needed to thrive in our technological world.

  • LEARN ·2020 Grants Challenge

    CS Proficiency: Closing the Achievement Gap in Los Angeles

    Coding builds computational thinking and problem solving skills that are critical in STEM learning across subject areas yet there is no common standard for measuring K-6 coding proficiency. 9 Dots seeks a $100,000 grant to support our Get Coding program and close the achievement gap with significant CS learning outcomes for underserved students, while developing and applying more meaningful definitions and measurements for proficiency, including mastery of core coding concepts, difficulty levels, and underlying problem solving processes.

  • LEARN ·2019 Grants Challenge
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    Get Coding: Building a CS Educational Pipeline for Underserved Students

    9 Dots is seeking a $100,000 LA2050 grant to support a high quality K-6 computer science (CS) education for 6500 elementary school students and to provide CS instructional training to over 200 teachers at 25 Title I elementary schools. Our goal is to provide local underserved students with a complete K-6 CS educational pipeline, from unplugged activities in Kindergarten to an introduction to JavaScript (the language of professional coders) as early as the 5th grade.