Free Coding Classes for Young Students

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Free Coding Classes for Young Students

Sylvan and Mission EDC's partnership in Code the Town offers even more children to learn the importance of technology skills with upcoming, free coding classes.
Sylvan and Mission EDC’s partnership in Code the Town will afford more children the opportunity to learn the importance of technology skills with upcoming, free coding classes.

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.

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