Fancy joining Mike Bloomberg (Mayor of New York), New York University and millions of people across the world (including the people of Colombia) in learning how to code? While learning how to program should be the start, not the end, 2012 seems like a pretty good year to do this.
Codecademy, one of the largest online interactive platforms for learning how to code, think the same way as Computing At School: everyone should be exposed to programming and computer science — especially kids. Codecademy can help you learn how to program, create your own courses and support programming in schools. And this is where Codecademy is partnering with CAS Wales: Codecademy Cymru — to create a bespoke and adaptable environment to support the teaching of Computer Science and ICT in schools across Wales — the first official Codecademy collaboration in Western Europe!
Codecademy is really excited to partner with teachers in Wales to make the learning and teaching of coding easier than it has ever been before. It is fantastic that the Computing At School teachers have embraced Codecademy, and we look forward to seeing the results from the students!
Zach Sims, CEO and co-founder of Codecademy
Interested? Please complete the Codecademy Cymru expression of interest form.
Yesterday’s post on the Codecademy blog.
Pleased to say that John Beddoes is already using Codecademy informally with a small group of keen programmers.
Tom: Do you have any links into CodeClub? And are there any Welsh initiatives for getting IT professionals involved in the teaching of computing?
Are the opportunities for IT professionals to get involved in teaching computing in Wales? I run a CodeClub at KS2 already and wonder if there are any local initiatives.