Teaching Children To Code

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As a parent, I want my children to have the best chance at success as possible. Nowadays, that means learning tech skills like coding. Though my children are young, I think it’s vital for them to learn how to use technology in as many ways as possible because I see tech jobs only becoming more desirable in the future. In fact, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, there will be more than one million unfilled tech jobs within the next three years. I want my children to be qualified for the jobs if they choose to work in the tech industry when they get older.

In my research into places that offer coding, I’ve found a number of introductory classes but not much that helps kids really dive into coding and lets them explore all that can be done with the skill. That’s why I was excited to learn about Codeverse, the world’s first hackable classroom and vertically integrated technology platform designed to teach children ages 6 to 12 the vital skill of coding. Children and Tweens aren’t only learning the basics but using the skills they learn to bring technology to life by coding projects, games and apps. Kids learn code in an immersive environment full of cutting-edge technology and every object in the studio can be controlled by their code, including drones, robots, 3D printers, lasers, and more!

The flagship state-of-the-art coding studio will open in the Chicago area (Lincoln Park) this July. The million-dollar, 3600 square foot interactive and collaborative space has on-site staff, made up of certified K-12 teachers. Kids use their iPads to navigate the space and write with the company’s proprietary kid-friendly coding language, KidScript, which enables them to build games and apps as well as hack hundreds of objects ranging from lasers and 3d printers to robotic arms and fog machines. 

Codeverse is the brainchild of Craig Ulliott and Katy Lynch who, along with friend Dave Arel, are on a mission to teach a billion children to code. They are well on their way to that goal with the Lincoln Park classroom opening in July and three more Codeverse studios planned for Chicago over the next 18 months. Additionally, they will be opening studios in every major metropolitan area within the next five years before expanding internationally.

“Learning to code at a young age is an absolute necessity for all kids,” says Lynch. “Coding today is so much more than computer science; it’s a way of thinking that promotes intellectual curiosity, problem solving and creative expression. These are the real skills kids need for their futures.”

Codeverse membership starts at $125 per month, and gives children recurring use of the studio space as well as access to the coding platform from home. The platform and curriculum is designed for children between the ages of 6 and 12. Parents and guardians can learn more and register students at www.codeverse.com.

 

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  1. That is SO COOL! I think it’s super important that kids learn how to code. It’s one of the biggies going forward.

  2. Jeanette says:

    Is actually really exciting. I really would like my son to learn how to code because it is such a strong field to go into. Computers are not going anywhere and if he can code I know that he can go far.

  3. Connie says:

    This is absolutely fantastic! I love that they are teaching this to kids.

  4. Melissa says:

    My kids are a little older but I think they would get a lot out of this. Both my kids are very tech savvy but know nothing about coding.

  5. Muna Kenny says:

    I learned coding few years back and with time I found that it’s really fun. When kids learn how to code at a young age, they can be creative and make new codes!

  6. This looks like a great learning tool! Thanks for sharing this gift idea, I think my nephew would love it.

  7. LOVE LOVE LOVE this! What a great and encouraging post. I believe children will achieve to the level of their exposure.

  8. Sarah says:

    This is is so dang cool! I’d love for my kids to get involved in something like this, what a great tool for kids to have in a world of technology.

  9. Jennifer says:

    Maybe I should take this class! I want to learn to code too :)

  10. Sherry says:

    Turns out my son took coding in school last year. I’m glad that it’s part of his curriculum. I would be lost.

  11. lisa says:

    My 11 year old loves learning to code. I will have to see if he’s interested in adding this to what he already uses because it sounds awesome!

  12. Sapana V says:

    Coding is becoming popular day-by-day. Codeverse looks beneficial for the kids who love to code.

  13. brianne says:

    My son is so into coding! I need to check this out!

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