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CodeKey is a Michigan-based organization promoting computer science, software programming and STEAM-related topics to children. CodeKey is comprised of parents, educators and tech industry experts who care about educating children in the field of computer science.

CodeKey is an after-school coding club run by teachers and parents that uses videos, animated characters and Lego-like blocks of code to teach kids how to program computers and create software. CodeKey activities are age-appropriate, self-paced, self-guided and provide a stepping stone to the more advanced world of computer programming.

CodeKey provides a platform for teachers and parents to offer an after-school coding club for kids. There is no cost to the school to set up the program. CodeKey is funded when parents enroll their students.

There is no cost to the school to setup the program. There is nothing to pre-purchase or commit to. There are no contracts to sign.

You need a club leader, location, computers or Chromebooks and access to the internet.

The curriculum supports students in K-8 and is self-paced and self guided.

The schedule is defined by the club leader, however CodeKey can run year long.

The curriculum, originally designed and developed by MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology), uses short videos, animated characters and Lego-like blocks of code to teach students how to program computers and create software. The curriculum is self-paced, self-guided, so the students go at their own pace. If a student misses a class, it's no problem, they can pick right back up where they left off with the next class they attend. Also, they are able to access the class from home.

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Student’s use CodeKey’s learning management system that utilizes an interactive curriculum software program first developed by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's (MIT) Media Lab.

"Coding", or computer programming or software development, is simply telling a computer what to do by giving it step-by-step instructions in a language the computer can understand. There are many different coding languages, each one designed for different situations. Examples include C, a 'low level' but fast programming language that is good for anything graphically intensive like games; Javascript, which was specifically designed for dealing with web content; and Perl, a multi-functional language that is often referred to as the 'swiss army knife' of programming.

Learning to code is important because technology is everywhere and technology needs code to run and function. Learning to code is similar to learning a foreign language, or perhaps more specifically a family of foreign languages.

Students will need headphones or earbuds to listen to the curriculum videos and animated characters. In some cases, your student will need to bring their laptop or Chromebook. Please check with your club leader.

The club’s activities are all self-paced, so if your student misses a session or two, they can easily pick right back up where they left off next time they attend.

The cost for your student can be found on your school's Enroll page. You will be billed monthly for the number of sessions that occured in the previous month.

Please contact the club leader at your school.

Please contact us directly:

Toll Free: 1-855-4CODEKEY (855-426-3353)
Local: 1-248-305-2900
9am - 5pm EST

support@CodeKey.org

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