PYTHON CODING FOR TEENS
Codemakers offers introductory, intermediate, and advanced computer programming courses to middle and high school students, 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.
We have been offering summer classes 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. We offer lots of code writing games and challenges that students eventually develop from scratch.
This year we decided to change our teaching model from instructor led classes to online courses. 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, video games, social media, school and friends. We also try to develop coding projects that kids can identify with, from stories and mazes to Minecraft mods and alien invaders.
We expect our Intro and Intermediate level courses to be available online beginning in July 2018. Our Advanced level course should be available by September 2018. If you'd like to be notified when these courses come online, please join our mailing list!