CodeKey is an after-school coding club run by teachers and parents for students in K-8. The club introduces students to the world of coding through fun, interactive, and age-appropriate learning activities using animated characters and Lego®-like blocks of code.
CodeKey works in conjunction with the school, parents, Parent Teacher Association (PTA), Educators and High School Honor Society volunteers to help promote STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) related topics. CodeKey places a strong emphasis on computer science and computer programming.
Students use CodeKey’s program and an online curriculum first developed by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Media Lab.
CodeKey provides a stepping stone to the world of computer programming. Students will quickly gain a better understanding and appreciation of coding concepts through interactive games and activities.
These skills will help prepare students for high demand jobs in a 21st- century workforce. These valuable skills could empower our students to one day create amazing new applications that could change peoples’ lives.
Our friends at Code.org, a non-profit organization dedicated to expanding access to computer science, are spreading the word about the importance of learning to code. Their message is that anyone can learn to code!
Code.org's awesome vision is that every student, in every school, should have the opportunity to learn computer science. Coding should be a subject of study just like Biology, Chemistry or Algebra. Code.org organizes the annual "Hour of Code®" campaign which has introduced coding and computer science to millions of kids from around the world!
CodeKey uses the same learning principles and coding methodologies as in the Code.org Hour of Code®, and then CodeKey takes it to the next level!