Have you heard the buzz about Predicate Academy’s coding classes? Do you have an aspiring young innovator who you think might love writing code but you’re not sure? Are you new to Predicate and interested in enrolling in the winter program?
Predicate’s Jumpstart class is a foundational experience in Computer Science – no experience necessary! It’s the perfect way to test the waters, spark a conversation, and see if coding is for you. Jumpstart consists of three hours of instruction, usually split into two days, with 90 minutes in each class. These classes are $89 and are offered throughout the year, outside of the regular seasonal schedule.
Upcoming Jumpstart Classes and Events:
November 19th Open House from 3-5pm
November 25th – Black Friday (three hour Jumpstart session for ages 8-10)
November 30th and Dec. 7th (two 90 minute Jumpstart sessions for ages 10 and up)
December 12th and 13th (two 90 minute Jumpstart sessions for ages 10 and up)
Jumpstart students will engage in mini projects that spark creative thinking and center on the following concepts:
- The basics of working with the Raspberry Pi micro-computer
- Using the Linux operating system (Linux powers most of the internet. It’s very accessible and widely adopted in the computing field.)
- Writing code in Python programming language. (Kids as young as 9 are easily able to grasp this language, as discussed in this recent Wall Street Journal article.)
- If your child enjoys Jumpstart and wants to continue with coding, the next step would be to purchase the Predi-Kit Hardware Bundle. The Predi-Kit including a Raspberry Pi 3 – Model B. The Predi-Kit costs $115 and is used in all Predicate classes.
Once your child completes Jumpstart, they are welcome to enroll in any of Predicate’s seasonal classes. Winter program registration opens October 24th.