Coding for Kids and Teens
Codemakers offers introductory, intermediate, and advanced computer programming courses to kids and teens. We teach programming in much the same way colleges do - as a starting point for developing coding skills that are easily transferable to all other coding 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.
We have been offering summer camps in the Boston area since 2016. Our curriculum requires students to begin writing code immediately. No dragging and dropping, no mastering technical skills without concepts, and lots of coding games and challenges that students eventually develop from scratch.
This year we decided to change our teaching model from in-class instructor led classes to an online community-based platform. Our lively and engaging animated videos are self-paced and short (10 minutes per lesson @ five lessons each for Intro, Intermediate, and Advanced levels), making it easy for students to fit course modules in between homework, sports, social media, school and friends. We also try to develop coding projects that kids can identify with, from stories and mazes to Minecraft mods to alien invaders.
For those who want to work all the way through Codemakers courses, from Intro to Advanced Python, we offer an optional Codemakers certification exam designed to demonstrate proficiency in Python, which may be useful for college applications, summer internships, part-time jobs, and future professional work.
We expect our Intro and Intermediate level courses to be available online beginning in June 2018. Our Advanced level course will be available in August 2018. If you'd like to be notified when these video courses come online, please join our mailing list!