Five Reasons to Learn to Code this Summer

At CodecraftTM, we believe that students of all ages can and should learn to code in a fun and safe environment. Mastering computer science concepts and excelling in computer programming and information security has never been more important or more empowering for any individual, not to mention fun. As new “hybrid” job titles appear, we recognize that young people are challenged to find hybrid educational experiences too. We can help. Therefore, below are five more reasons to learn to code this summer. 5. Talented camp staff & community mentors. Codecraft Camp has incredible people involved in teaching. Industry professionals, software […]

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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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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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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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