21st Century Skills
Our Economy is rapidly shifting from Production to Information. How best to prepare your child for this future?
Experiential learning removes students from a traditional classroom setting and allows them to immerse themselves in real-world problems. It is a powerful approach to teaching coding, and enhancing understanding of math and science.
Students who learn how to think computationally increase their ability to think logically, spatially, and creatively. These students have the tools to analyze and solve complex problems and to learn experientially - skills that are of great importance no matter where their aspirations will lead them.
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Computational Thinking and Your Child
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Learning Computational Thinking one challenge at a time
UCode's program helps students build Computational Thinking skills by solving coding Challenges - tasks that their robot must complete.
While the initial Challenges are quite simple, the Challenges become increasingly difficult requiring development of student's Computational Thinking skills and the integration of more advanced logic and math concepts.
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Computational Thinking builds:
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Problem-solving skills
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Creative thinking abilities
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Autonomy and confidence
Python: UCode's common language of instruction
In the process of programming their robot to complete these Challenges, students are introduced to Python, a programming language that is used by many of the world's leading tech companies. Python is quite easy to read when compared to other programming languages such as Java or Robot C, which makes it extremely useful for beginners.
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Google and Facebook are built on Python, as well as most of the natural language processing libraries (NLP) driving machine learning. The ability to solve programs in Python has real value for our students outside of the classroom.