Youth Education

Introductory and intermediate programs for youth and young adults that teach basic programming and problem solving skills that will benefit them no matter what career they choose.

Upcoming Programs

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Coding with the Finch

For kids entering grades 3-4 who are interested in basic programming

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Coding with Evo

For kids entering grades 5-6 who are interested in more advanced programming

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Youth Coding League

A FREE after-school program for middle schools

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Coding with the Finch

June 18-22 • 9am-Noon
(Camp is Over!)

June 25-29 • 9am-Noon
(Camp is Full!)

Last year’s popular coding camps are back! Kids going into grades 3-4 will learn problem-solving and computer programming skills as they make their Finch, a small robot operated with coding, do sweet dance moves and navigate obstacle courses they design. Kids will work in small teams throughout the week, learning and using the Scratch programming language to operate their robots. Camp culminates in a demo session families are invited to. This is hands-on coding education that will translate into in-demand skills.

Typical day at camp:

  • 9am: Coding skills
  • 10am: Computer science unplugged break
  • 10:30am: Snack break
  • 10:45am: Finch robot exercises
  • 11:45am: Daily demonstrations - show off what you learned.
  • 12pm: Camp concludes

Coding with the Finch is offered daily the week of June 18 from 9am-12pm each day, as well as the week of June 25 from 9am-12pm each day. If your child loved Coding with the Finch last summer and is ready for something new, check out Coding with Evo camps running the weeks of July 9 and July 16.

  • $75 fee
  • Space is limited to 20 campers
Coding with the Finch
Coding with the Finch
Coding with the Finch

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Coding with Evo

July 9-13 • 9am-Noon
(Camp is Full!)

July 16-20 • 9am-Noon
(Camp is Full!)

If your child loved Coding with the Finch last summer and is ready for something new, or has basic coding skills, Coding with Evo will be a hit. Kids going into grades 5-6, OR kids who have already completed a Finch camp, will build on their problem-solving and computer programming skills as they put their Evo robots through their paces. Working in small teams, kids will learn and use the Scratch programming language to code their Evo robots. Camp culminates in a demo session families are invited to, where kids will show off what they’ve learned.

Typical day at camp:

  • 9am: Coding skills
  • 10am: Computer science unplugged break
  • 10:30am: Snack break
  • 10:45am: Evo robot exercises
  • 11:45am: Daily demonstrations - show off what you learned.
  • 12pm: Camp concludes

Coding with Evo camps are offered the week of July 9 from 9am-12pm each day, as well as the week of July 16 from 9am-12pm each day. Looking for a more basic coding camp? Coding with the Finch camps are taking place the weeks of June 18 and June 25. Coding with Finch is recommended first.

  • $75 fee
  • Space is limited to 20 campers
Coding with Evo
Coding with Evo

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Fall 2018 Semester
Bring this FREE after-school program to your middle school students!

Contact Stacy Dohogne Lane:
stacy@codefiworks.com
(573) 335-9675

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What is the Youth Coding League?

The Youth Coding League is a free after-school program for middle school students, supported by the Marquette Technology Institute, using Google’s CS First curriculum and the Scratch programming language.

The Marquette Technology Institute will implement the Youth Coding League at no cost to schools.

The Marquette Technology Institute provides support to schools with stipends for teachers (Coaches) and assistants from the local community (Tech Pros), and promotional materials.

The Marquette Technology Institute will organize an awards party at the conclusion of the semester-long program, where students from the region come together to showcase their projects to the community.

Why computer science and programming are important to middle-schoolers:

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They instill logical thinking and
problem-solving skills, empowering kids to take part in the digital workplace of the future.

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They help kids improve academically, teaching them to solve problems and set themselves up for future success within-demand skills.

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They are widely applicable, 21st-century skills that contribute to a well-rounded, academically comprehensive student.

More about the Marquette Tech Institute’s support

Personal Development - Teachers are invited to the showcase days of the youth summer coding camps to get a glimpse of computer programming with youth. MTi will host eight 3-hour personal development sessions throughout June and July, where teachers learn more about the Youth Coding League, the Scratch language, and what MTi is looking for in a Coach.

In-School Workshops - MTi will offer in-school workshops to complete more in-depth training with Coaches that will be leading the Youth Coding League in their schools.

Coaches - The Coach is a teacher in the school with a passion for or interest in coding education. Coaches will facilitate 1-1.5 hour after-school sessions throughout the semester. Coaches are responsible for booking computer lab space, learning the curriculum, running the after-school program, assisting students, monitoring students’ progress, troubleshooting equipment, working with the Tech Pro, and working with the Marquette Technology Institute to share student progress and insights on the program.

Tech Pros - The Tech Pro is a community member with a passion for or interest in coding education. Tech Pros are provided by the Marquette Tech Institute and will help Coaches facilitate the after-school program. Tech Pros are responsible for helping students when they’re stuck, troubleshooting equipment, and working with the Coach.

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Kids coding

What to know about Google CS First

  • 8 sessions that introduce coding to kids ages 9-14.
  • Themes include music, sound, and game design, using the Scratch programming language.
  • Kids work their way through each theme, and the program culminates in a project they can share with classmates, family, and friends.
  • Designed to give kids with no prior computer programming or coding knowledge a solid foundation in logic and problem-solving.

Want to bring the FREE Youth Coding League to your school?

Contact Stacy Dohogne Lane:
stacy@codefiworks.com
(573) 335-9675

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