Learning to code can be a mind opening and rewarding experience. A child's mind is very receptive to new concepts and their creativity and unbounded enthusiasm makes them quick studies when it comes to coding.
Imagine being able to create a world where you have complete control. That's coding. Technology is pervasive and code drives it all. Science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) careers are increasingly in demand. All of these high tech jobs require knowledge and understanding of computing systems. By teaching kids coding concepts now, we prepare them for an ever technological world.
But really its just plain fun!
I will be teaching children to code at St. Kateri School here in Rochester, NY the end of February. The class is called "Learn to Code - For Kids (L2C4K)". The promotional brochure sent out to parents and children is listed below.
The class is only available to registered students of Saint Kateri school, grades 4-6. However, you don't need me to teach your kid to code. I will be following pretty closely to code.org's Course 2, 20 hour curriculum. I encourage you and your child to visit http://code.org and take the hour of code. Even better, talk to your child's teacher and encourage them to organize an hour of code for the whole class!
Code.org is a tremendous resource that teaches children coding concepts using engaging and visual tools. There's a LOT of great promotional videos on their youtube channel. And if you are feeling generous, make a donation.