By 2020, over 1 million computing jobs will be unfilled in the US due to lack of candidates with the right skills and experience.
Regardless of whether your child pursues a career in a computer-related field, the problem solving process learned through coding will serve as a solid foundation for any future career path. Plus, our classes are a lot of fun.
Kodu is a visual programming language that allows kids to bring their imaginations to life and helps them develop critical skills like storytelling, creativity, and problem-solving.In our most popular class, kids will learn to make their own 3D video games by using fundamental coding concepts such as loops, variable, and constructors. Kodu is a great introduction to coding and a lot of fun. We offer Kodu in our after school programs and as an online computer programming course.
Scratch is a popular programming language designed especially for kids, that utilizes Java and was developed at MIT. Kids who take our Scratch class will learn its foundations while using fundamental coding concepts to create animations and computer games. This class creates a great foundation for students to use in other advanced programming languages. Scratch is also offered in our after school classes and online.
Kids already love Minecraft. Now they can learn to code in Java while making custom modifications (mods) to their favorite video game. Using this important programming language, students will create powerful objects and special powers that normally do not exist within the game. By learning to build their mods from the ground up, kids will literally “hack” the game and write their own rules – all while developing valuable coding skills. Modding in Minecraft is currently only offered as part of our after-school program.
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This course offers an intuitive, step-by-step guide of the basics to enable students to create simple web pages – covering page layout and style and then expanding to a variety of mini-projects which ultimately leads to a final project.
Python is the programming language used to create some of the world’s most popular website including YouTube, Google, Instagram, and Spotify. Students will be introduced to computer programming and use Python to build a series of applications and games with text-based graphical interfaces. This fun and educational program will expand their abilities to develop even more complicated games using graphics, animation, and sound. We offer Python either as an online coding class or as part of our after-school program.