HOW IT WORKS
Listed below are the responsibilities of Simply Coding and the Location
Simply Coding Provides
Teacher Training: All resources needed to conduct the class each day. Includes working code, demo videos and more! You have great teachers; we can prepare them. They will have everything they need to succeed.
Teacher/Adult in classroom to manage class. We can teach them everything they need for coding but being a class manager is also important. *If college location we prefer to hire interns from your college to train and prepare.
Curriculum for students. This is accessed with a username / password to our website. Students will keep access to course and updates forever!
Computer lab or computer access (Chromebooks only for web courses). One computer connected to projector or tv for students to watch demo videos together.
Live Chat support for Teacher(s) and/or Students during program.
Students will need an email account or use their parents to start their online portfolio.
Game Design Competition! See below for details!
Host Game Design Competition Results Day
To keep costs equal for all locations and relationships, we prefer to license based on percentage of camp / classes fees. We’re happy to discuss your situation and what would work best for you! For public school location we do have a flat rate unlimited option.
Depends on needs of partnership sometimes we pay and train the teacher, other times we train and the location pays the teacher. Training includes:
- All teacher resources
- Three hours of live one on one or group sessions (from same location) with our mentor(s)
- Unlimited chat support during business hours as well as email support
- Class management and student help training videos
- Coding demo videos
- Login access to student material
- Working code files for every lesson activity
- Outline for each in class session
- Any future developed teacher resources
We are happy to share any content that we have to help make the marketing as easy as possible. We have worked with a number of universities and have yet to have issues filling up our camps with enrollments. We suggest you start small, your teacher is your greatest asset. Let them become comfortable with smaller groups and capped enrollment. This will also build excitement and urgency from local community families for the next available coding sessions!
Game Design Competitions
Game Design competitions are super fun and it gives the students something to look forward to. This is truly the best way for them to hone in their coding skills.
When you start to think through coding your own ideas that’s when you really learn to code. In short, we give the students who have complete all the coding instructions a set of images and theme for them to code their own game. We give them a deadline for them to ‘turn’ (upload or email, usually a few days before the prize day) their games in. On the last day of camp or some future date students get together to see and play each other’s games as well as receive prizes and awards. Below are a few resources to help understand this better.
Example Game Design Competition Rules: https://simplycoding.org/gamedesign-competition/
Student Games from Previous Competitions: https://simplycoding.org/code-dungeon/
Alternative Competition of Two-Hour Time Limit: https://simplycoding.org/code-wars/
Example Student Portfolio
As students continue to complete coding projects it’s important for them to add them to their portfolio to keep all their work. This will be a valuable asset to them as they apply for college or work opportunities. We also have had students add their graphic design, animations, video editing and other hobbies they have to their portfolios.
This is an example portfolio of a student who has completed multiple course projects and uploaded them live to the web.
Simply Coding was founded in 2013 offering onsite after school and summer camp coding curriculum for youth! We create top quality coding courses to engage youth by teaching today’s needed skills. Our courses are widely used across the United States & Canada by traditional schools, online schools and homeschool families. We get to see kids take our courses right in front of our eyes every week allowing us to truly gauge their interest and interactions. We’re dedicated to continually update and develop new courses for kids to learn more about this ever-important skill set.
Contact: Contact us at any time with questions or concerns firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone 801 876 0224