Python is confidently in the top of popular programming languages. It is simple enough and has a concise syntax - thanks to this feature the speed of development is significantly increased. Python's arsenal includes a huge library of modules, good code reuse mechanisms, a convenient development environment and other advantages.
In January 2019, the Lomonosov Moscow State University and CODDY School launched a joint project to teach teenagers aged 13-16 the basics of Python. The pilot course proved to be successful and successful. Now we have decided to improve the program a little bit and to extend the training time fr om 4 to 7 months. Classes will last 2 hours each and students will be able to spend more time working on projects. Together with the teachers we will develop chat bots and create our own games.
Kids will make projects and present them to the jury. Every student will create and implement the idea of his work on his own - the teacher will only help and navigate. The jury will consist of CODDY school teachers, MSU teachers and specialists from leading IT companies. After presentation every young programmer will get a certificate from MSU - for children it will be one of the first achievements in learning programming skills.
The main part of the course will be devoted to learning Python. However, we have included other topics useful for future work:
- a lesson on making presentations;
- a lesson in oratorical skills.
We will also hold several sessions on team building. In these classes children will learn such topics as:
- basic knowledge of project management and work with them;
- risk assessment skills.
And also young programmers will take part in a business game.
If a child does not present his work alone, but together with his team, he will get additional points.
Our teachers evaluate both theoretical understanding of the topic and the ability to apply knowledge in practice. We don't give grades - students demonstrate their knowledge themselves in class, during tests and on project defense.
Does your child want to join the programming world in an atmosphere of friendliness and support? Come to a full course on Python from CODDY and MSU, wh ere leading specialists will share their knowledge with children!
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During the training process we evaluate the practical side (how to do it?) and understanding the topics as well (why and what for?)
Students demonstrate knowledge by solving tasks in their own way, explaining the algorithms in own words, helping other students to correct mistakes and creating presentations on the final course project.
STUDY AT CODDY AND RECEIVE GIFTS FOR ACHIEVEMENTS!
CODDY classes consist of 30 levels and upon reaching each of them the young CODDY achiever receives a certificate.
Collect them all!
For reaching the 5th level, each student will receive a bracelet, for the 10th level — cool stickers, for reaching the 15th level each CODDY achiever will get an awesome notebook, and for the 20th level — a branded hoody. And that’s not all! On the 25th level a young coder will receive CODDY backpack! On the 30th level — personal CODDY gift!