Coding camp starts July 31
In order to raise awareness about the importance of computer science education, free summer camp classes are available beginning July 31. The classes are the result of a partnership between Sylvan Learning of the Rio Grande Valley and the Mission Economic Development Corporation.
The new classes are part of the Code The Town initiative. The design helps students gain specialized technology skills that are in demand in today’s labor market. The format includes kid-friendly, interactive projects teaching both critical classroom and workplace skills.
The guided curriculum also lets kids work at their own pace on technology projects. Creative exercises develop critical thinking skills, as well as foster an early love for science and technology. Actitivies reinforce creative problem solving and coding, as well as digital literacy.
Camp class offerings
First session camp classes are Monday through Thursday July 31 – Aug. 10. Game design 101 and 102 are 9-11 a.m. and is open to first to fifth graders. Python Coding is 1-3 p.m. and is open to sixth to eighth graders. A second session is Aug. 14-24.
Parents may receive further information and register their students via facebook.com/codethetown.