What is Coding?
Coding (or programming) is basically a creative process executed by computer programmers wherein they tell a computer or machine how to perform a specific task. It involves writing executable scripts using computer programming languages like Java or Python.
Is Coding Good for Kids?
Young minds are adaptable and malleable. They are quickly able to absorb and retain knowledge. Kids that are exposed to coding at a very young age, have the benefit of learning how to critically assess situations, explore different perspectives, construct creative solutions, and execute the trial-and-error learning process.
When kids learn to code, they are taught how to break complex problems down into smaller, more manageable pieces in order to write functional scripts. As kids learn to code, they become familiar – and ultimately comfortable – with the problem-solving process. The more they get used to writing, rewriting, troubleshooting, and debugging lines upon lines of code, the more it becomes second nature for them to cycle through the steps and execute them properly.
- Coding Promotes Logical & Critical Thinking
- Coding Promotes Focus & Creativity
- Coding Encourages Confidence & Resilience
Coding Instructor: Takeisha Hubbard Moranza with Code My Future, https://www.codemyfuture.com
Code My Future is a non-profit 501c3 organization that goes into hospitals, schools and communities to teach individuals how to program, think critically and problem solve.
Takeisha holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science from Southern University A&M College in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. She also holds a Master’s Degree in Computer Science from Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas. She is a certified educator with over 13 years of experience teaching Computer Science.
Call 972-736-3741 or email the library to sign-up for classes!