The Hour of Code™ at iD Tech Camps
An Hour of Coding Incorporated into All iD Tech Camps Courses
Inspired by the Code.org Hour of Code™, we have incorporated an hour of coding into all iD Tech Camps courses at over 100 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 fun tutorials and interactive videos. Our new initiative will impact tens of thousands of students ages 7-17 this summer, sparking the interest of participants who may otherwise not learn to code.
What is the Code.org Hour Of Code™?
Originally 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 in December of 2012, 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 our own special twist on 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, a mere hour of coding can help demystify 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 an hour of coding.
Additional summer options include 2-week, co-ed pre-college programs for teens ages 13-18: iD Programming Academy and iD Game Design & Development Academy. We also offer co-ed iD Tech Mini for ages 6-9 and Alexa Café for girls ages 10-15. 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.