All Kids Can Code!
Beyond just the basics
It is crucial for students in both primary and secondary levels to learn the principles of coding. As technology and digital use advances exponentially, so does the need for young learners to practice applicable uses for computer science. Unfortunately, not all students have the resources or the support to build this fundamental skill. Hence, we provide free access and classes for everyone.
Why should everyone learn code?
DID YOU KNOW?
Many students struggle with finding the discipline and consistency to teach themselves!
The classes hosted by California Testing Academy will structure a clear lesson plan and instill an academic discipline for continuous student learning. The key difference is the caring and passionate instructors that help kids and new learners. Our teachers guide students to finding solutions, instead of giving up on difficult problems!
These are some of the educational tools and resources provided by non-profit organizations that we use for our Computer Science classes. Students are welcome to explore these resources to begin a lifelong curiosity.
"Code.org® is a non-profit dedicated to expanding access to computer science in schools and increasing participation by women and underrepresented minorities. [Their] vision is that every student in every school should have the opportunity to learn computer science, just like biology, chemistry or algebra. Code.org organizes the annual Hour of Code campaign which has engaged 10% of all students in the world and provides the leading curriculum for K-12 computer science in the largest school districts in the United States. Code.org is supported by generous donors including Amazon, Facebook, Google, the Infosys Foundation, Microsoft, and many more."
Starting from Scratch
"With Scratch, you can program your own interactive stories, games, and animations — and share your creations with others in the online community.
Scratch helps young people learn to think creatively, reason systematically, and work collaboratively — essential skills for life in the 21st century.
Scratch is a project of the Lifelong Kindergarten Group at the MIT Media Lab. It is provided free of charge."