Pathway to Purpose

Intro to Coding

Course Description

The "Intro to Coding" course is designed to introduce high school students to the exciting and rapidly growing field of coding. In this remote learning course, students will embark on a journey to develop a solid foundation in computer programming and gain hands-on experience in creating software applications.

Through a series of engaging lessons, interactive activities, and collaborative projects, students will explore the fundamentals of coding languages, learn problem-solving techniques, and discover the creativity and innovation that coding can unlock. This course is perfect for students with little to no prior coding experience, as it focuses on building a strong foundation while encouraging critical thinking and logical reasoning skills.

No prior coding experience is required. However, students should have a strong interest in technology, problem-solving, and logical reasoning. Basic computer literacy and familiarity with using a computer are recommended.

By the end of this course, students will have gained a solid foundation in coding and be equipped with the essential skills needed to pursue further studies in computer science or related fields. Join us on this exciting journey as we dive into the world of coding and unleash our creativity!

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Course Objectives and impacts

  1. Introduce students to the basic principles and concepts of coding.
  2. Familiarize students with popular coding languages such as Python, JavaScript, or Java.
  3. Develop problem-solving skills through coding exercises and challenges.
  4. Encourage creativity and innovation by providing opportunities for students to create their own software applications.
  5. Foster collaboration and teamwork through group projects and discussions.
  6. Provide a comprehensive understanding of the software development process, including designing, coding, testing, and debugging.

Course Logistics

  • Industry Professional: Matthew Favela, Computer Science Specialist
  • Peer Mentor: Maximus Hunt
  • Meeting Times: Mondays and Thursdays from 4:30PM-6PM, January 22nd- May 10th, 2024
  • First Day of Class: Monday, January 22nd 4:30PM
  • Final Showcase: Friday May 10th, 2024 at 4:30PM