Allison Bartlett is the Director of Community Learning for Do Space
Do Space is thrilled to announce that the Gilbert C. Swanson Foundation, Inc. has awarded our Kid Coders program a generous grant in support of all 2021 sessions, helping us to keep classes free and open to all. On behalf of the kids of Do Space, thank you!
Since June 2017, our free Kid Coders program has fostered interest in coding and computer science in over a thousand Omaha kids aged 6 to 12. Each program features a different coding-related project, from ‘unplugged’ programming concepts to hands-on time with software and robots.
During the month of March we are working with a variety of online coding programs including: Hour of Code and iCompute. By utilizing resources that participants can access from home, we have still been able to bring fun coding activities to Omaha youth.
Past Kid Coders sessions have focused on coding Edison Bots, game design with Micro:Bits, animation with Alice 3, and more. Using drag and drop coding software along with computers and other hardware, kids learn the basics of coding including sequencing, logic, and loops.
Offered every Tuesday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm on our Twitch streaming channel, Kid Coders provides vital educational and creative coding experiences to over 500 youth annually, helping to build new generations of inspired problem solvers, and tackling the coding gaps in local schools.