What is Virtual Coding Club?
Covid-19 changed everything almost overnight. Before the March 13 school shutdown, we ran multiple coding clubs at middle schools around Sioux Falls and employed multiple instructors. And now…none.
As soon as the school closers were announced, we scrambled into action to figure out how we take our classroom curriculum and virtualize it in a way that we could continue to teach kids during this school hiatus.
And we have heard from many parents that they are struggling with keeping their kids occupied during this self-isolation time.
We have a plan. And here it is.
Until school resumes, we are going to run virtual coding clubs using an on-line curriculum, webcams, Zoom meetings, and our dedicated teachers. We will be providing kids with at least 4-hours per week of self-directed curriculum AND a few virtual, face-to-face time with our teachers to help answer questions and explore the kid’s creativity.
That was actually the most difficult challenge for this project. We are going to charge $80 per month and we have enough curriculum to continue this club for months, if needed. Once schools get back in sessions, we will likely switch our efforts to in-person clubs again.
This project is run through Code Bootcamp School, a local nonprofit. Code Bootcamp School is donating ALL of their curricula to this project, a ton of time to virtualize the curriculum, and the fees are going to pay our instructors, who are currently out of work themselves.
First Week Is On Us (FREE)
We decided to make our first week completely free, which will allow your kids to test our curriculum and see if it is a fit for your kids. And if it’s not a good fit, no worries.
Once you sign up, we’ll email you a login and you can take our first week for free. This includes setup instructions and a complete Maze game using written and video lessons. If you love it, go ahead and sign up for a month, which includes virtual lessons and access to our instructors.
No commitment or strings attached. Use the form below.
What Do My Kids Need?
Your kids will need to have some technology to participate. And unfortunately, because of the circumstances, we are not able to provide these items for kids.
- A broadband internet connection (Midco or CenturyLink or similar)
- A desktop computer, laptop or Chromebook, but cannot be a Sioux Falls School provided Chromebook.
- A built-in or external Webcam (most laptops have webcams)
- A computer headset with a microphone
- A student who wants to learn to build video games, not just play video games.
No experience is necessary.
Are you ready? Let’s do this
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