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MVCode Clubs

Local Region:

San Francisco City

Location:

3236 Geary Blvd
San Francisco, CA 0
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Phone:

(415)569-2112

Email:

info@mvcodeclub.com

Contact Name:

Celeste Fong

Website:

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Subjects:
Computer Science
Type:
Guided Labs
This program is "hands on."
Grades:
6-8
Students aged 7-14
Fees / Stipend:
FREE
Dates:
Summer Only
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1 weeks
Description:
MVCode uses project based curriculum to teach children coding and computer science. This “reorganizes” a curriculum around student projects as opposed to a fixed scope and sequence like Common Core. The benefit is that students who complete projects may understand the subject matter more deeply. The challenge with Project Based Curricula is that they are often hard to do at scale, and require a lot of teacher guidance.

Project Based Learning
With this in mind, MVCode tries to solve the challenges in 2 ways. First, we have built an interactive online project based curriculum that allows students to progress independently. This works well since much of our subject matter (coding and computers) is online, so it makes sense to have them proceed on computers. We also use technology (mobile apps, push notifications, live remote help) as much as possible to give students and parents a rich and rewarding experience.

Robotics
However, with robotics, students often need guidance from trained instructors in a more intensive way. We have built a scope and sequence for our robotics education that allows to students to simultaneously build and solve engineering challenges. Coding involved in robotics is often both simple (in terms of quantity of code) and very complex (in terms of understand complex Math and algorithms needed to interact with real world phenomena)

Student Teacher Ratios
The second way we handle Project Based Learning challenges is by having a lower student/teacher ratio. We are careful to staff our program with trained instructors who have enough time to help students. We aim to provide continuous feedback to families, who are primary motivators for children.

(Text taken or adapted from official program website)
Application:
Method:
Online/Website
Deadline:
Check official program website
Target Group:
Students aged 7-14 interested in learning more about coding and programming
Citizenship
Required:
Residency
Required:
Last updated Feb 2, 2018, 1:58 PM. Please check the official website link for the most accurate and current information to applying!