THE HOUR OF CODE™ AT iD TECH CAMPS
CODE.ORG HOUR OF CODE INCORPORATED INTO ALL iD TECH CAMPS COURSES
Starting Summer 2014, we will implement the Code.org Hour of Code in all iD Tech Camps courses at over 80 prestigious university locations nationwide. Whether you’re enrolled in web design, video game development, filmmaking, photography, robotics, 3D modeling & animation, or app development courses, you’ll be exposed to programming via the tutorials on Code.org. Our new initiative will impact roughly 35,000 students ages 7-17 this summer, sparking the interest of participants who may otherwise not learn to code.
WHAT IS THE HOUR OF CODE?
Launched by non-profit Code.org, the Hour of Code is an initiative designed to expose millions of students to programming in a fun, accessible way. When the Hour of Code launched last December, nearly 20 million students discovered programming in schools, workplaces, and communities nationwide, as well as online. In the online tutorials, students can program games, animations, interactive holiday cards, and more. Code.org aims to help 100 million students worldwide try an Hour of Code by the end of 2014. We’re expanding upon this momentum by offering the Hour of Code all summer-long—introducing programming to students across all course topics.
WHY LEARN TO CODE?
Jobs in computer science are growing at TWICE the national average, despite an extreme shortage of qualified programmers. Our mission is to inspire students and prepare them for over 1 million unfilled STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) jobs. Coupled with our 1-on-1 instruction, the Hour of Code demystifies programming for those who have never been exposed to it. Learning to code is like learning to read, write, or do math–with practice and guidance, anyone can do it. In recent years, it has become a vital skill. View all iD Tech coding camps.
“Although only 10 percent of schools teach computer science, even one hour of exposure can be enough to change a student’s life, as it did mine,” explains Hadi Partovi, Co-founder of Code.org. “In the 21st century, this isn’t just a course you study to get a job in software–it’s important to learn even if you want to be a nurse, a journalist, an accountant, a lawyer or even a president.”
ABOUT iD TECH
Students enrolled in iD Tech Camps, our flagship, weeklong, co-ed summer tech camp for ages 7-17, will have the opportunity to participate in the Hour of Code.
Additional summer options include 2-week, co-ed pre-college programs for teens ages 13-18: iD Programming Academy, iD Game Design & Development Academy, and iD Film Academy. Girls ages 10-14 can also attend Alexa Café held at Palo Alto High School in Silicon Valley. All iD Tech programs are high-energy and experiential, with an emphasis on 21st century skills like problem-solving, collaboration, creativity, critical thinking, and innovation.