Codecraft Camps Offer Access to Computer Programming Skill

This summer, locations in both Tallahassee and Melbourne offer STEM camp opportunities for kids to build computer programming skills. Camps are designed around innovative curriculum with cutting edge computer science (CS), engineering, and cyber security. Students work in high-tech labs with trained instructors and mentors to design websites, develop video games, learn ethical hacking basics, and more. Early opportunities for all kids to learn computer programming better prepares them for a future where programming is essential. “Our camps are for the kids who are curious about computers and want to learn how to make their own technology,” said Leon County […]

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School Codecraft Clubs & STEM Field Trips

1423 Highland Ave, Melbourne, Florida 32905 | (321) 209 – 4674 | learning@codecraftlab.org Codecraft Lab is a Brevard Public Schools Business Partner and a leader in the national movement to incorporate computer sciences into the education of all students, which was just recently mandated by the Florida Legislature. Codecraft Lab’s non-profit, educational, after-school club and field trip options provide a critical opportunity for K-12 students to learn about STEM disciplines, and specifically computer science. Our goal is to promote, support and incorporate learning to code into the education of all students through early and equal access to STEM programs, specifically […]

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Codecraft Lab High School Teams Compete in US CyberPatriot Challenge

High school students from across Brevard have joined forces at Codecraft Lab to learn, practice, and compete in a national cyber defense competition.  The Codecraft Lab CyberPatriot teams consist of our Coach, Shannon Landin, high school student team members, and volunteer technical mentors. These volunteer subject matter experts; Josh Landin, Chris Struttmann, and Owen Redwood, show up to share their real world experience and incredible passion.  Their dedication to tackling the learning opportunities with the teams better prepare our students for college and the real, hyper-connected, internet enabled world beyond. How does competition work? The early rounds of the competition are done online during weekends from the teams’ home […]

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Students Need Early Access to Computer Science Education

By Shannon Landin Codecraft Lab C0-founder & CEO Codecraft Lab is a non profit organization that offers computer science learning opportunities and curriculum to k-12 students and teachers in Brevard county. More specifically our programs include hands on & unplugged activities to teach: An introduction to computer science (CS) & computing Online safety and privacy Cyber defense & robotics Web development, game design & game development Raspberry Pi, Python, and Linux Soft skills like collaboration, teamwork and presentation Our programs are offered to young people at a growing number of elementary schools in Brevard, in addition to our headquarters in […]

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Competitiveness and Coding: New Second Language

by Shannon Landin Codecraft Lab Co-founder & CEO We’ve all heard about ESL classes but what about CSL? CSL refers to Coding as a Second Language and Google is promoting this new educational discipline specifically as a way to diversify the tech industry. Google has partnered with the Hispanic Heritage Foundation to roll out CSL in New York, Los Angeles and Miami to introduce children to coding and then steer them to further instruction. The goal is to ultimately land internships and possibly full-time jobs at Fortune 500 companies, according to Engadget, which posted a 50-second video about the program […]

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Codecraft Lab Expands Time & Space for Learning

Codecraft Lab Expands Time & Space for Learning: A Short Video Documentary. Why should kids learn to be digital creators, and computer programmers? Check out this video about Codecraft Lab for answers and a peek into some of the amazing things our students can do. Thank you to 142 Productions  for helping us tell our story with the National Writing Project. Pitch Event. Congratulations to Codecraft students Graeme Mojica and Chris Ibach for winning first place in the Junior PitchSeries on May 8. Grame and Chris won with a pitch about their online adventure game in which users must learn […]

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Local Students Create Computer Apps

Media Advisory For Immediate Release: May 4, 2015 Melbourne, FL Contact: Deborah Haar Clark Codecraft Lab PR Volunteer (321) 223-7045  ∙  deb@debclark.net   LOCAL STUDENTS CREATE COMPUTER APPS, COMPETE TO SEE WHICH MOST BENEFITS THE SPACE COAST   Four tech-savvy children are doing something many adults fear more than death—pitching ideas for computer apps they are creating to an audience that will publicly judge which one offers the most benefit to the Space Coast. All for a chance to win $100 and some ice cream. The Junior PitchSeries, taking place at 6 pm on May 8 during Friday Fest in […]

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Codecrafter

New definition of computing power – kids who code Shannon Landin co-founder Codecraft Lab The computer programming industry is facing a crisis today because only 2% of current students are studying computer science compared to the 98% studying all other math and sciences. That 2% is woefully inadequate when one considers the fact that computing jobs will constitute 60% of all jobs in the future compared to 40% of all other math and science jobs, according to Code.org. Today, every industry is powered by code. Codecraft Lab is an important connector and advocate for making sure every student has a […]

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