A Hands-On, Self-Paced
Code Crafting Computer Lab
Codecraft Lab is the first technology-themed lab for students ages eight and up in Brevard County. The lab offers young students a comfortable space to learn, collaborate, and explore new ways to thrive in today’s digital world. Codecraft Lab is structured so that kids can begin at any time throughout the school year. The program is hands-on and self-paced, accompanied by workshops, talks, and social events. It’s the perfect “command central” for future technical superstars!
Superstars are needed too, now and in the future. Here are some interesting facts according to Code.org:
- By the year 2020, there will be 1,000,000 more computer programming jobs than students.
- Computer science will be the highest paid college degree.
- Jobs are currently growing at two times the national average.
Our kids have the power, even at their young ages, to grasp and learn computer programming. The Codecraft Lab environment will help them become creators rather than just consumers. Participation will teach computational thinking, code, and other critical 21st century skills like problem solving, communication, collaboration, presentation, creativity and innovation. Like sponges, our kids are at an ideal age to soak up computer programming concepts and benefit from this early learning for their entire lives. Whether they pursue a degree in the computer field or not, our goal is to offer the opportunities for all kids to be better prepared for a future that is already here; where programming is essential to how the world functions.