WHY LEARN

TO CODE

IN HIGH SCHOOL?

 

Step 1: Intro to Coding

Intro to Coding is a once-off 3-hour introductory workshop, running on Saturdays throughout September, and you can choose between two workshops (or attend both!):

WHY LEARN TO CODE IN HIGH SCHOOL?

 

Language Proficiency 
Coding is the language of technology, which is used everywhere, by everybody. Understanding how technology works means having the ability to use it effectively at work and home, as well as having the opportunity to contribute to a growing industry.

Computational thinking 
To be able to code you must use and learn computational thinking. Learning to code improves mathematical, logical and problem-solving skills, which are applicable to other areas of life.

Build a creative portfolio
When you code you create. It is a skillset which allows you to express your ideas, creatively and functionally, which means that you can build anything from a portfolio to your very own business.

Impressive skill set
Extracurricular activities and skills look great on university and job applications. Furthermore, coding skills can be used in combination with various other skills or interests in order to thrive in a technology and purpose-driven world.

Intro to Coding:

Coding Webpages

A 3-hour introduction to the world of coding
Learn which coding languages are used to create websites and use HTML and JQuery to code your first webpage.

Intro to Coding:

Coding Music

A 3-hour introduction to the world of coding
Learn how to use a Raspberry Pi computer to start coding music. You will learn about programs, loops, and debugging.

Step 2: Create with Code

Create with Code is a 3-day workshop running in the October school holiday, where you will build on what you learnt at Intro to Coding. Choose between two workshops:

Create Webpages with Code

A 3-day workshop to build your own webpage using code
Code a simple one-page website using HTML, CSS and JQuery. Learn basic web design principles and use HTML to structure your webpage, CSS to style it and JQuery to add functionality. Prerequisite: Intro to Coding: Coding Webpages

Create Music with Code

A 3-day workshop to code music using a Raspberry Pi computer
Understand basic computer science principles: loops, conditionals, algorithms, and debugging, and write code in Sonic Pi to create music. Learn about software, hardware and basic device architectures. Prerequisite: Intro to Coding: Coding Music