PYTHON CODING FOR KIDS 12+
Codemakers offers Introductory, Intermediate, and Advanced Python courses to kids and teens ages 12+.
We teach programming in much the same way colleges do - by using Python to develop coding skills that are easily transferable to other programming languages. Eight of the top 10 computer science departments in the U.S. (including MIT) now use Python rather than Java or C++ to teach basic computer programming.
Our curriculum requires students to begin writing code immediately. No dragging and dropping, no mastering technical skills without concepts. We offer lots of code writing games and challenges that students eventually develop from scratch.
Our lively and engaging animated videos are self-paced and short (~10 minutes per lesson), making it easy to fit lessons in between homework, sports, video games, social media, school and friends. We also try to develop coding projects that kids and teens can identify with, from adventure games to wizard battles and plinko to a make-your-own alien invaders game.
Students move at their own pace, practice with fun coding projects and games, and over time develop their own projects. You also have access to our private community forum where you can ask our teaching staff questions and share ideas and collaborative projects with fellow Codemakers.
Each video course consists of five lessons. Each lesson consists of one short animated video (~10 minutes), 6 to 8 coding projects and games, and one final review, which students complete before moving on to the next lesson. In all, you complete 30+ fun and challenging coding projects and games for each course. Course materials are delivered via secure download upon purchase.
Our Introduction to Python course will be available at the end of August 2018. Our Intermediate Python and Advanced Python courses will be available by the end of October 2018.
We offer financial aid to families in need. We also offer bulk licensing to schools, libraries and non-profits. For information, please contact us!
A great video from code.org about how computer programming is becoming an essential skill for future generations.