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  • 9 Reasons Your Child Should Learn to Code (And One Word of Caution)

    Over the last few years, you might have asked yourself at least once, “What’s with all the hype about getting kids into coding?” I hear you! But first, let me say it’s not just hype. Years ago when all of this kids and code chatter started, you could have characterized it has hype because the [...]

  • The State of STEM Education Told Through 12 Stats

    If we’ve said it once, we’ve said it a thousand times—by 2018, 2.4 million STEM jobs will go unfilled. Even if you’ve heard it before, think about what it really means. When something goes “unfilled” or is left vacant, why is that? A winter flight to Fairbanks, Alaska might go unfilled—but that’s because there isn’t [...]

  • 4 Big Reasons To Register Early (Now) for Summer Camp

    Try to forget it’s November. Instead, transport yourself to May. The sun is out, and school is nearly out... Your summer planner is out, too, in front of you, but it has holes larger than the Grand Canyon. Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to rush to figure exactly how your kids will [...]

  • Our 2018 Summer Camp Season Has Launched—Here’s What’s New

    Before we get going, you should know this post is long and detailed, but useful. If you only have one short minute for the essentials, here you go: You can now register for 2018 summer programs. Start here. Our new brochure can be downloaded right this second, here. There are a number of new, exciting courses [...]

  • 5 Coding Definitions Every Kid (and Parent) Should Know in 2016

    When I tell friends, family members, and even complete strangers about iD Tech, I often get the same question—can kids actually learn to code? For anyone who isn’t a programmer, the skill usually comes off as wizardry; something only to be mastered by those with superpowers. To be honest, before being exposed to our coding [...]

  • 10 Ways Your Child Can Make the Most of Summer Camp in 2016

    Camp season is here! Those who have already registered may be filled with anticipation (and perhaps a few butterflies) as the first day draws closer. What is camp like? Will my son/daughter make friends? Will they learn something useful? All normal questions (These questions are a little different). You’re not alone! To help put you [...]