COURSE

Python for Kids

For Ages 8 - 10

Course Description

Working with faculty at Cornell University, UCode developed a curriculum to teach two related disciplines: 1) Computational Thinking and 2) Coding. Kids need to be able to do both to write good code.

 

This course teaches Python, a programming language that has become the standard in education. Python uses intuitive commands that follow the syntax of basic English composition and are easily recognizable by young learners. And Python is extensively used in the commercial world - Google and Facebook are built on Python, as well as most of the natural language processing libraries driving machine learning.

 

Computational Thinking consists of breaking down a complex problem into smaller, more manageable parts (known as decomposition); looking for similarities among and within problems (pattern recognition); focusing on the important information while ignoring irrelevant details (abstraction) and developing a step-by-step solution to the problem (algorithms). Computational Thinking enables kids to work out exactly what to tell the computer to do, while Coding instructs the computer how to do it.

 

To build these skills, kids solve real-world coding problems using a virtual robot. We call these problems "Challenges" - tasks that the virtual robot must complete. The initial Challenges are quite simple. For example, having a robot stop at a certain distance or travel a path that completes a square. However, the Challenges become increasingly difficult requiring development of more advanced Computational Thinking and Coding skills.

 

The curriculum is “student led”, meaning students work at their own pace supported by an instructor. Worksheets with additional exercises and a summary of each unit are made available at the completion of each unit.

 

Upon completion of Python For Kids, students are eligible to progress to Python Coding For Kids (2) where they begin to code using native Python.

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Class Schedule

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Membership Information

Do classes for new students start every week?

Courses are student led and self-paced. You simply join a class that is convenient for you and our instructors will pick it up from there. During your first class you will have a instructor who works directly with you one on one to introduce the curriculum and get you started. When you are rolling along, you will join the standard class.

What If my student has previous coding experience?

A Academic Director will meet you to understand your learning goals, your previous coding experience and which course you are interested in pursuing. They will “level” you into the correct starting point in the curriculum you are pursuing.


Are Membership refundable if I cancel?

Memberships are non-refundable. If you fail to cancel prior to the subscription renewal date, we will not refund you. No exceptions.

What If I miss a class?

You may make up a class in the same billing cycle. For example, if you miss Tuesday’s class you may take the same class on Thursday as long as it is prior to your monthly subscription renewal date.

Are your courses certified? Can I earn college credit?

Our courses are certified by SigmaCoding.org a non-profit educational institution that serves to certify coding programs for primary school, middle school and high school courses.

What if I enroll two children? Is there a discount for siblings?

No. Unfortunately at this low price, the economics do not allow us to offer a sibling discount.

Can I Cancel my Membership?

You may Cancel at anytime by logging onto online.ucode.com and cancelling from the Settings section. Subscriptions must be cancelled by the end of the business day prior to the subscription renewal date.

How long does it take to finish a course?

Generally, one academic semester to finish a course, although it does depend on the age of the student and the course.