30 Aug 2017Blog

Coder Starter Program 2017

by Monique

The Coder starter program 2017 will be run every few weeks for each age group.

Why should you consider this workshop for your child?

There are many children in the Caribbean who do not have exposure to the world of coding. This is a grave set-back for the region, and a missed opportunity to position our young people for the shift in the skills required to succeed today. With an understanding that the foundation of any program is the language of that world, this Coder Starter workshop delves into seven tenants or concepts around coding.

It offers children aged 8 to 13 years (taught in 2 different groups 8-10 year olds and 11-13 year olds), an opportunity to learn these concepts in an immersive way, that allows them to create programs and explore how they are executed. Using the visual coding language, Blockly, the kids can direct robots to perform actions, and get instant feedback on their programs in a fun and exciting way. While they don’t get a view of the underlying JavaScript, this introduction to coding will ensure that they will quickly grasp the core principles of any coding language they decide to follow up with, once completing this program.

How is it delivered?

The program consists of four, three hour sessions (9:30am to 12:30 noon), delivered on four consecutive Saturday’s.

The next program begins on Saturday 16th September, 2017, running through the 23rd and 30th of September, and ending on Saturday 14th October.

Please note: This program will be for the 11 to 13 year-old group.

The following program will begin on Saturday 21st October, and run through the 28th October, and then the 4th and 11th of November, 2017.

Please note: This program will be for the 8 to 10 year-old group.

Where will it be held?

Home for these two programs will be Katalyst Creative — a company that is positive, progressive and creative in their thinking about their clients and their business, and we are fully on board with that way of thinking!

Location of Katalyst Creative

#1 Ventnor Gardens
Rockley, Hastings
Christ Church

See Map below:

What will it cost?

The cost of the program is $600BBD, and can be paid by cheque or cash.

We look forward to welcoming your child to this new exciting world, and jettisoning them into their futures.

Contact for more info:

Jesse

t: +1 246 284 4290
e: jesseleelum@gmail.com

Frances

t: +1 246 838 7942
e: francesbello246@gmail.com

Coder Starter Program 2017

Coder Starter Program 2017