GWINNETT / ALPHARETTA-NORTH FULTON — "Screen time" gets smarter this summer as Gwinnett Technical College’s Lawrenceville and Alpharetta-North Fulton campuses host programs taught by Kids 4 Coding, the metro Atlanta's leader in technology and design youth education programming.
Kids 4 Coding bridges the gap between the need for more computer science and technology education—nearly 80% of jobs will require strong technology skills by 2020 (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics)—and the lack of opportunity to learn such skills in traditional school settings.
Utilizing a proprietary curriculum track developed in collaboration with technology leaders and entrepreneurs, Kids 4 Coding offers year-round programming to teach students digital skills, computational thinking and independent innovation.
Co-founders AnnMarie Laramee, entrepreneur and technology strategist, and Denise Detamore, longtime educator and new technology expert, collaborated with teachers and industry professionals to create offerings that encourage digital literacy and coding proficiency, unlocking students' potential for problem-solving, logical thinking, mathematics application and creativity. Kid 4 Coding regularly partners with technology organizations and companies to bring real-world knowledge into the classroom, helping students embrace and understand emerging technologies and relevant trends.
"Whether students are modifying a game or learning a program, they're developing skills needed to navigate new technology, which will be invaluable in whatever field of study or career they choose, says co-founder, Denise Detamore. Dave McCulloch, Gwinnett Tech’s Vice President of Economic Development, adds, “Gwinnett Tech is thrilled to partner with Kids 4 Coding to deliver this rich, hands-on learning experience to K-12 students across the region. These camps will bring classroom concepts to life and show them real-world application for science, technology, engineering and mathematics. This is another great example of Gwinnett Tech’s commitment to deliver career-focused education for real-world jobs.”
Kids 4 Coding uses a consistently evolving technology curriculum to teach programming, game development, robotics and 3D design to students in kindergarten through 12th grade. Selected as one of Microsoft's Top 10 Most Innovative Young Tech Startups in Atlanta (2015) and one of TechRepublic's Top 10 Inspiring "Tech Doing Good" Stories of the Year (2014), Kids 4 Coding actively collaborates within the Atlanta technology community to expand digital literacy in young learners. Kids 4 Coding's youth programming summer camps will be offered at both GTC campuses May through July.
Half and full-day session options include:
● Game Design | Programming
● Minecraft Modding | Robotics
● 3D Modeling & Animation | 3D Design
● Mobile App Design | Civil Engineering | Web Development
Camp fees include a t-shirt, healthy snacks and a certificate of completion. The ratio of student to instructor is 9:1, and space is limited. For full details, including tuition, session dates, location specifics and registration details, visit www.kids4coding.com.
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About Gwinnett Tech: Gwinnett Technical College, one of Georgia's largest technical colleges, is committed to delivering relevant knowledge to meet the workforce training needs of its community. The College offers more than 150 associate degree, diploma and certificate programs and hundreds of seminars, workshops and courses providing specialized training. Gwinnett Tech is Gwinnett County's largest provider of corporate training and also serves residents and businesses in north Fulton County. Gwinnett Technical College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award the associate degree. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Gwinnett Technical College. In addition, some college programs hold separate licensure or accreditation status with appropriate agencies. For more information, visit www.GwinnettTech.edu. A unit of the Technical College System of Georgia.
About Kids 4 Coding: Kids 4 Coding uses a consistently evolving technology curriculum to teach programming, game development, robotics and 3D design to students in kindergarten through 12th grade. Selected as one of Microsoft's Top 10 Most Innovative Young Tech Startups in Atlanta (2015) and one of TechRepublic's Top 10 Inspiring "Tech Doing Good" Stories of the Year (2014), Kids 4 Coding actively collaborates within the Atlanta technology community to expand digital literacy in young learners. For more information, visit www.kids4coding.com, or call 404-644-6410.
April 18, 2016