PYTHON CODING FOR KIDS 12+
Pre-order Intermediate Python or Advanced Python by August 1st to receive special early bird pricing!
Codemakers offers Introduction, Intermediate, and Advanced Python courses to kids 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 kids and teens 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 for kids and teens 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.
Our video-based model makes the teaching feel interactive - students can move at their own pace, practice with fun coding projects and games and eventually develop their own projects. Our video scripts and course modules are based on well-received lectures and teaching materials: parents like that their kids are learning actual college-level course material at an intuitive, progressively complex level. Kids and teens feel like they're really coding, not just going through the motions.
Each video course consists of five lessons and 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, students complete 30+ coding projects and games for each course. Once purchased, course materials are delivered via secure download. Students who purchase our courses have access to our private community forum where you can ask our teaching staff questions and share ideas and collaborative projects with fellow Codemakers.
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 about licensing Codemakers courses, please contact us!
A great video from code.org about how computer programming is becoming an essential skill for future generations.