We immerse kids in real-world problems. They learn by digging into a Challenge and getting their hands dirty. By making mistakes and figuring things out.
Build creativity, problem solving, and the ability to continue learning in your Student. Creativity involves finding hidden patterns, making novel connections between unrelated ideas, and generating new solutions to old problems. And they are good skills to have for a future where intelligent machines will do most jobs cheaper and better than any person.
We call these skills "Computational Thinking". This involves breaking down problems into their smallest, logical components, and building their solutions step by step.
UCode help students build their 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 furthering the development of students' abilities.
It’s an extremely rewarding and powerful approach to teaching coding, building problem solving skills and fostering creativity. And it is Fun!
Classes are 60 minutes in duration.
Class sizes are small. We typically have six students per class with a maximum of 8.
Assessment is a fundamental principal at UCode and an area we focus on. There are quizzes, reviews and exercises to show mastery of the material. But no, we do not "grade".
UCode's courses are tailored to a students needs and learning progression. If you miss a specific class you simply pick up where you left off.
Yes! Students have email/messaging support from instructors as well as live instructor help during our office hours. All support is included in membership fee.
Instructors are university students or graduates from leading universities including Cornell, Stanford, UCLA, USC, etc. We train and work with our teachers to continue to develop their skills through professional development, best practices sharing, observation and feedback.
Parents receive quarterly progress reports that indicate what students have done that week and have links to student projects.
We will assess his/her level and structure their starting point in the course accordingly.
We are a membership based program where you pay a monthly membership subscription of $178 for 4 classes a week of 60 minutes duration. You may "pause" your membership prior to the start of the next billing period and resume when convenient. In addition there is a annual membership fee that is pro-rated to the month that you join.
We do not have a “trial” class. We do offer a 30 Day low risk trial membership for $49.95.
These classes are designed for students 6-8 years old. No prior coding experience is required. If you are outside this age range we have additional programs.
There is nothing additional to purchase.