Q: What's a Coder Tree®?
Q: How does my child progress in their coding?
Q: How do I see and get feedback on my child's progress?
A: You will receive notes via email after select sessions that will let you know what they're doing and how they're progressing. You will also receive a formal Coder Review after your first month, which is a more formal progress report. After your first month, you’ll see a Coder Review every few months. These give you a formal way to track progress on concepts, languages, projects, etc., that your child is learning. You can also drop by a bit early or stay a bit longer to get progress feedback from the Code Coach® or just to have your child demo for you. Lastly, we have Coder Fairs about three times per year where certain kids are able to present their applications.
Q: Is there homework?
A: We generally give your child recommended homework to do between sessions, but it's optional. It is not required as we understand that some kids are busy with many after school activities–so even though it's encouraged, it is not required.
Q: What can my child do outside of their session?
A: "Most of our teaching platforms are cloud-based so they can generally continue making progress at home as long as they have their credentials.
- Come prepared for each lesson by thinking about their project and what they want to accomplish during their session.
- For the younger students still mastering typing, it's a good idea to work on this at home.
- Spend time thinking about their next project that they'd like to work on. If you have time to write it down, that is even more helpful.
- Work on the images and sprites that your project may need.
- Use some recommended online coding sites which offer up quick and fun challenges to keep sharp.
Q: Is there a general progression of languages?
Q: Can I continue to work with my Code Coach® outside of class?
A: Sorry, we're not able to cover direct Code Coach® support outside of your normal hours. If you have a quick question, such as forgotten credentials, we will facilitate your question.
Q: How long should my child continue learning in Scratch?