Code the Future is excited to facilitate some pilot projects in schools. We are looking for some passionate teachers who would like the opportunity to be connected with industry professionals to develop computer science and coding in their classrooms.
The idea for your project is completely up to you. You may want to start up a code club, run a hackathon, or get a developer into your classroom to collaborate on an idea your students have or a problem they want to solve. The important idea behind the pilot projects and bringing about this connection is to get developers and teachers working together for the benefit of students.
As Code the Future is committed to teaching students real programming languages to create real products, it would be a bonus if you and your students were already familiar with computational thinking and have experimented with visual programming tools. Digital Learning and Teaching Victoria has some great resources to explore.
Code.org offer a range of programs and lessons to cater for all ages which provide a foundation in the thinking, terminology and basics of coding and are a great place to start, especially if you are new to computer science.
If you are looking to develop an after school code club with students aged 9-11 to learn coding basics and visual programming, we recommend Code Club Australia.
If you are interested in submitting a project proposal with Code the Future please fill out the form below. Please note that this does not guarantee your project will be selected, this will depend on your project type, location and the developers we can find that are interested in working with you and your students.
We are looking forward to creating opportunities where teachers and developers can work collaboratively to enable real world, authentic opportunities for student learning.