During the school year, students
in grades 4 through 8 at Arts Academy of Excellence, Carol City Middle School, Carrie P. Meek / Westview K-8 Center, Excelsior Charter Academy, Nathan B. Young Elementary School, Norwood Elementary School, and Parkview Elementary School in Northwest Miami-Dade
meet at least three afternoons each week to invent and create through computer programming. They work with committed certified teachers and FEF
's computer science Ph.D. Fellows to
understand the basics of coding and then choose to learn either to program animations or games or to build web pages and mobile apps using proven code.org, Khan Academy, MIT, and other curricula.
Through this hands on exposure to STEM through coding, students
not only learn mathematical and computational concepts, but also gain insight into the inner workings of technology
and learn strategies for thinking critically, solving problems, designing projects, and communicating ideas, a group of skills useful for everyone.
In addition to coding, students in CodeMasters meet with tutors as needed; review life skills; prepare for high school
and college or advanced training; and explore careers. Elementary school students also focus on strengthening their literacy skills, learning about healthy eating and nutrition, and engaging in physical activity.
CodeMasters is FREE, and daily snacks are provided at no charge at most locations.
Why Learn to Code?