Space Explorers Coding Course for Kids
What you'll learn
- The fundamentals of coding.
- Problem solving with coding.
- Natural Science themes in space, including gravity, orbiting, the Hubble Space Telescope and International Space Station.
- Using specific thinking strategies to complete tasks.
- Have access to a laptop and the internet
Coding is an essential 21st Century tool that our children need to learn, but just learning about a tool is useless! Our children need to know how to use this tool in their learning. In this course they'll be doing just that as they explore space. When our children are able to follow their interests and have fun, they learn more. We'll be creating programs, games and even art using the free coding tool, Scratch.
Your children are able to follow along as they code, complete activities and challenge themselves in this course. Get them started (or better developed) in their coding journey with the Space Explorers Coding Course for Kids!
Who this course is for:
- Home school parents with children from age 9+
- Children from age 9+
- Teachers wanting to use coding to teach about space
I am a qualified teacher (Post Graduate Certificate in Education for Grade 7-12) with an undergraduate degree in Journalism and Honours in both Anthropology and Theology. I have been working in different roles in schools for nearly 10 years and found my absolute favourite thing to do was include coding and robotics in subjects such as Natural Science and English. After seeing my experience in this, at the school I worked at primarily, I was given the task of being sole Coding and Robotics teacher for grade 0-7! This means I have taught from grade 0-12 and have seen how coding and robotics, and Thinking Skills, can help equip the next generation for the Fourth Industrial Revolution.
I've stepped out of mainstream education to focus on homeschooling. My training and experience in teaching Thinking Skills and Coding and Robotics is helping me equip parents who want to take charge of their children(s) education. I'm here to empower families on their learning journey!