Codecraft Works Awarded Competitive Grant from the National Science Foundation

Codecraft Works Awarded Competitive Grant from the National Science Foundation America’s Seed Fund Powered by NSF Provides Funding for R&D; Helps small businesses move innovations out of the lab and into the market Melbourne, Florida, October 26 – Codecraft Works has been awarded a National Science Foundation (NSF) Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II grant to commercialize innovative technology by conducting research and development (R&D) work on access to computer science education and real-world technical problem solving strategies critical to a competitive education in the world market. Currently, the diversity of computer science curriculum, ease of access, and amplification […]

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Taking Kids From Game Player to Game Maker

by Maya Mojica Setting Up for Success There is good news for parents! Your child’s hours of online gaming may actually be the first step toward a career in computer programing. Codecraft Works can provide kids with the foundation to take them from game player to game maker. Some parents are resisting the technological takeover that is a result of today’s electronic driven world. However, many more are realizing that technology could actually be the key to their child’s future success. Research shows that senior professional programmers make around $100,000 annually. Codecraft Works in Melbourne Florida is giving kids a […]

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Back To School

We’re hosting a back-to-school open house for YOU! Our community. Visit the Melbourne location and learn about the Labs and Clubs happening in Brevard this school year. While you look around and ask questions, the kids are invited to join a Minecraft build, .io challenge, play Super Smash Bros or try the VR vault! To play Minecraft, you’ll need your own PC account. If you have a game system with Super Smash Bro’s, or the Nintendo Switch, BRING IT! Bring your controllers too?! A day of fun, and learning, for all. […]

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Codecraft Summer Camp Round Up

Codecraft Works Summer Camps 2017 are a wrap!  Camp themes such as Mission to Mars, Sports and Games Around the World, Art and Music, and Digital Storytelling challenged campers to think creatively while learning the fundamentals of computer science. Our advanced camps took it to the next level with Python, Game Design, Web Development, and Cyber Security. Thanks to all of our campers, families, sponsors, and instructors for a great seven weeks of creating, learning, and fun. Enjoy a few highlights below! […]

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Codecraft Works Provides STE(A)M-Powered Learning for Girls

Codecraft Works, founded by Shannon Landin in 2011, is built on the foundation that all kids should have the opportunity to learn computer programming and understand the power of computing in a fun, supportive, and interactive environment. Learning computer programming is important for all kids, and at Codecraft Works, we are particularly passionate about providing access for girls to STE(A)M-powered programs.According to Girls Who Code, technology jobs are among the fastest growing in the country, yet girls are being left behind. And while interest in computer science ebbs over time, the biggest drop off happens between the ages of 13-17. […]

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A Vision for Computer Science Education

We believe that throughout the entire K-12 education lifecycle, it’s critical for students to have the opportunity to continuously develop their foundation of computer science knowledge. Students who harness the power of computational thinking to will learn and practice modern approaches to problem-solving. By applying computer science as a tool for learning and expression across many interests, disciplines, and industries, students and their communities, will have increased access and opportunity to participate in a world that is already influenced by technology on a mass scale. Scaffolded, project-based computing lessons and practice over time enable students to take new approaches to […]

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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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An Argument for Computer Science in the Classroom – Part II

  By Fiona McCrae Read Part I. Knowledge of computing is especially important when it comes to social media culture. Every day, millions of users log into information buffets like Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, and Twitter. They carelessly share their whereabouts, bestow ample images of themselves without restraint, and heap pounds of personal information out onto these online platforms, then selectively consume and interact with the banquet others have laid out. Some manage their menu of data a little more closely, choosing privatized settings, perhaps requiring approval for the guests they allow to take part in their personal communication feast. Nevertheless, […]

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Teaching Assistants Needed in Brevard and Leon County

Codecraft Works needs passionate individuals to teach summer camps to elementary, middle & high school kids in Brevard and Leon County. Codecraft will provide you with on-the-job curriculum and technology platform training in introductory concepts for K – 12 students in computer programming, science, engineering, Internet safety, and cyber security. We will also provide training in classroom management and best practices. This is a part time, time-limited position, 24 hours a week through June and July. Camps run Monday – Thursday, 9 am – 3 pm. The position pays up to $15 per hour, based on experience. A training period […]

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Game Makers Arcade

Click here to play! Alec, age 13 Tell me something unique about you, like a nickname, superpower, unusual talent or extreme interest? “I play soccer and I like to play chess. I just like to do sports basically” Why did you come to Codecraft Lab? “I wasn’t planning on going to camp this year, but my mom started talking to me about this camp and coding and I thought it sounded cool, so I decided to come. My favorite part is creating a fun game.” Before coming to Codecraft Lab, had you ever do any coding? “I used TextWrangler and […]

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