Why Codecraft is the Best Option for Teaching Your Child Coding

So you’ve determined that you want your kid to get ahead in life, and learn the invaluable skill of coding. Awesome! But now what? Surely, you want a program that knows what it’s doing, yet understands the individual needs of your child. Codecraft Works is the logical coding school choice for many organizations, schools, and parents for a plethora of reasons.  Why Codecraft? Many organizations have chosen to partner with Codecraft Works, all seeking its unique and effective education programs. Codecraft Works is backed by the National Science Foundation, an independent federal agency created by Congress in 1950 “to promote […]

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2019: The Year of Tech Education

There has been a lack of proper tech education in schools, not only across America, but across the globe. As recently published on our website, Raytheon and the National Cyber Security Alliance found that 58% of millennials reported to not having a proper cyber education. In an increasingly digital world, this number is startling. This number begs us to ask two questions: how important is tech education? Is there any hope for the future of tech education? The answer to the first question is “very,” and the answer to the second is “yes.” Let’s break down these two answers a […]

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Codecraft’s 2018 Wrap-Up

Happy Holidays from Codecraft! We’ve had a wildly successful Fall here at Codecraft and we are so thankful for everyone involved. To show our gratitude and excitement, we wanted to share some fun information with you all about everything our students (your kids) were doing with Codecraft this semester. Many of you reading this may know us from one of our extracurricular clubs. This Fall alone we served Seventeen schools across Florida…wow! Through these schools, we served hundreds of students weekly. In these clubs, your kids learned not only how to code, but also learned valuable skills such as teamwork, […]

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Case Study: Fiona McCrae

Codecraft Works became a Brevard Public Schools partner in 2014. Though this partnership is young, we’ve been lucky enough to work alongside a variety of talented teachers, interns, and employees. Their hard work and dedication mean the world to us, so we are starting a case study series. In this series, we will talk to community members past and present, and highlight how their work with Codecraft has positively affected their lives. We are so happy to know that our work matters. Thank you, for joining this community and supporting us each step of the way.  Fiona McCrae Fiona McCrae […]

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Case Study: A Conversation with Cameron Burrows

Codecraft Works became a Brevard Public Schools partner in 2014. Though this partnership is young, we’ve been lucky enough to work alongside a variety of talented teachers, interns, and employees. Their hard work and dedication mean the world to us, so we are starting a case study series. In this series, we will talk to community members past and present, and highlight how their work with Codecraft has positively affected their lives. We are so happy to know that our work matters. Thank you, for joining this community and supporting us each step of the way.  Cameron Burrows Cameron Burrows […]

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Cybersecurity and the Girl Scouts of America

Cybersecurity and the Girl Scouts of America Girl Scouts and Cybersecurity On Saturday October 7th, Codecraft Works partnered with Raytheon and Vector 35 to give the Girl Scouts of America a lesson in cybersecurity. The girls earned three badges for their vests, learned about internet safety, and gained a deeper understanding of privacy, networks and binary code. While Girl Scouts are known for their crafts and cookies, these new badges are allowing these young girls to do much more than ever before. “These badges didn’t exist yet, because it wasn’t as easy to get access to computers and the internet,” […]

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Technology is just a tool

March 7, 2017 “Technology is just a tool. In terms of getting the kids working together and motivating them, the teacher is the most important.” Bill Gates, Microsoft Greetings, Earthlings! Welcome to this week’s Codecraft update. Please enjoy reading what we’ve been up to this past week and send us your comments, suggestions, or tech tips for inclusion in next weeks update! This weekly newsletter started just for our Codecraft Works family, but we feel its info valuable to a wider audience of customers, clients, and friends. So, welcome! If you have any student highlights, cool events, inspiring quotes, tech […]

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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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Hello World in Any Language

Geo Miller, Codeslam Shannon Landin, Codecraft Lab Every student should have an equal and early opportunity to learn the basics of computer science and take part in computer programming education.  This is a very big idea no doubt, and for most states, including Florida, the idea of computer science for every student is a new and a mostly unexplored topic. Responding to an outcry of parent demand, and the irrefutable reality of an unstoppable high-tech and software-defined modern world,  there’s been a major shift in thinking by states and school districts about how to make computer science options available within core […]

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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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