Many things pull for the attention of parents and children during the months of June, July and August. Vacations, sporting activities and downtime. However, I encourage you to set aside at least one week this summer for your child to attend a tech camp designed to teach them how to code.
This post will explain the short- and long-term benefits of coding camps, especially for children and teens in the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) program.
Short Term Benefits of Coding Camps
- Children will generally build one or more of the following:
● Mobile app
● Video game
2. Coding Improves creativity, problem solving and collaboration
While children are bringing their assignment to life, they will run into obstacles. The code won’t work or the avatar doesn’t do what they want. This is the point where they come up with better alternatives, try them out, fail and try something else. Asking for feedback is also part of their success.
3. It builds confidence
Children will leave camp with new skills they can use right away. Even when a student doesn’t think they aren’t very good at math, they see their logic abound. New friendships are formed, and their coding proficiency improves.
4. Girls have outreach programs
Girls who Code focuses on 16 to 17-year-old girls that are in the STEM program but want to feel comfortable in typically male-dominated camp programs. Software.org and Lockheed Martin are major sponsors of this nationwide initiative.
Long Term Outlook
1. It’s estimated that 2.4 million STEM jobs will go unfilled this year.
2. 71% of all new STEM jobs will be in computing, yet only 8% of STEM graduates are focused on Computer Science, according to Code.
3. Computer Science majors earn 40% more than other college graduates. If children start to code early, anything is possible!
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