U-Hill Coding Club
Coding clubs are becoming popular around the world in part to the Hour of Code initiative by Code.org. The idea behind it is to expose kids (K onwards) to the concepts of coding and computer science through games. The basics help nurture creativity and problem-solving skills and prepare students for the future.
We have decided to open up our own coding club at U-Hill using the free site Code.org which allows students and parents to track their progress. Code.org has developed elementary school curriculum that allows even the youngest students to explore the limitless world of computer science. Courses blend online, self guided and self-paced tutorials with “unplugged” classroom activities that require no computer.
The students will be working through a series of puzzles by drawing simple pictures, moving characters in a maze andprogramming them to talk. The curriculum teaches the kids concepts such as algorithms, loops, conditionals, functions and more. The puzzles are divided into stages and are adapted to the child’s age so we are able to invite children grade K through 5 to participate.
The U-Hill coding club will take place on Thursdays 3:10-4pm in the computer lab from April 28th to June 9th. The cost for each child is 20$ for the entire semester. If you would like more details please send an email to UhillCodingClub@gmail.com or register below…
Thank you for your time and we hope to see you soon.
Special thanks to Liron and Roberto for helping get this project up and running!