Make-It partners with Lyceum Prep for New Coding Class
Course starts February 8th. Register now!
It's one thing to be a consumer of computer programs, but another to actually help write code.
We're excited to partner with Bram Moreinis, Technology Coordinator and Computer Science Teacher at Springfield Public Schools' new middle school Lyceum Prep, who is offering a free intro to programming course for grades 6-10—"Dip Your Toe In Code"—starting February 8th.
This class is not for everyone, says "Mr. M.":
"Coding is hard. My classes are accessible and fun, but writing computer programs requires skill and focus, just like Chess, Go and Sudoku. Students who do well in both reading and math, or can remember all the details when they play offline role-playing games like Dungeons and Dragons, will do well in this class."
On the other hand, if you want to explore a career in programming, it's important to start out young. "Starting to code in middle school, when adolescent brains are making all kinds of new 'neuroplastic' connections, can make a difference for any student when it comes to competing for college scholarships and jobs." Moreinis says. Please share this opportunity with any student you know in 6th through 10th grade!