UCode builds strong computational thinking abilities with students ages 6 to 16 through teaching coding. In an economy driven by information and knowledge, computational thinking helps students build a bridge to the future.
UCode builds strong computational thinking abilities with students ages 6 to 16 through teaching coding. In an economy driven by information and knowledge, computational thinking helps students build a bridge to the future and so prepares them for a world very different than today's.
Our curriculum is experiential and features assessment tools that measure a student's learning progress. Measurement is critical to ensuring that we are meeting a student's learning goals. Our programs actually teach kids to code, because we are curriculum based, where other providers are not.
Coding is writing a set of commands for a computer to execute. Computational Thinking is the thought process that enables a student to accomplish this. Skills such as decomposition, pattern recognition, abstraction and algorithms - all highly important skill as our economy is rapidly shifting towards information and technology
UCode’s curriculum was developed in partnership with Cornell University faculty. UCode and E-Cornell have developed a set of online assessment tools and offer a certification program through E-Cornell.
We offer a progressive curriculum that starts with early learners (ages 6-8) with a focus on visualization, motor skills, problem solving and fun. Our Python program for students ages 9-12 builds computational thinking foundations while learning to code in Python. For teens we offer web development (HTML/CSS and JS) and in 2020 will launch AP Comp Science prep course.
We are a membership based program where you pay a monthly membership subscription for 4 classes a week of 90 minutes duration. The subscription amount is set to reflect the economics of the location.
It is as "turn key" as we can make it, including recruitment and training of instructors, ongoing marketing support, equipment, and furniture.
UCode is owned by a group of private investors and management. Investors include first tier venture capital firms and family offices, include Frontier Ventures, DFJ, and Bloomberg Beta.