Coding/AI Gozo 2019
In today’s digital age, knowing how to code can be likened to being able to read. When we teach our children to read and write, add and subtract, we’re teaching them ways to interact with the world around us. The fact that many times we think about a list of steps that we need to carry to attain a very basic task in everyday life, in itself the process is CODING! Planning a holiday or a day in our life, is in fact CODING a list of sequenced instructions that we need to carry.
Considering our world is becoming more and more digital, filled with smart devices that allow us to turn on our lights 15 minutes before we arrive home or lock our front doors as we leave, learning to code will help kids better understand –and control– their world. In the IT world, CODING is nothing more than telling your computer what to do in a language the computer understands. As parents and teachers, we should strive to give our kids the best possible education and tools so they can thrive in an entrepreneurial and innovation-led society, as well gear them up towards the next generation of opportunities. It is a known and published fact that EU is making the impossible to promote the extreme need of individuals in ICT Industry for the next 10-20 years.
During this course students aged from 5 to 14 years can learn how to use critical thinking, logic and problem-solving skills to complete puzzles while learning programming concepts such as sequencing, repetition, arithmetic and conditional logic. As they create games, stories, and art with code, they learn how to apply these concepts.
TCTC will use popular and tested CODING LANGUAGES for kids of this age, starting from SCRATCH, KODU, PHYTON and more activities through games and basic math/ logic skills.
This Course will be held once a week, 2 hours per lesson and will run across 8 weeks against a subsides fee of €50.00 that includes tuition and e-notes.
There will be 3 age groups/ syllabi/ stages for this course.
- STAGE 1 - 5 to 8 years of age.
- STAGE 2 - 9 to 11 years of age.
- STAGE 3 - 12 to 14 years of age.