- The Flatiron School, which launched last year and teaches professionals coding skills, is teaming up with digital literacy startup Skillcrush to offer New York high-school students a two-week coding program this summer.
- Manhattan Prep provided a free classroom to the program, which is set to run from June 17-28, with classes taught by Skillcrush cofounders Adda Birnir and Kate McGee from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday through Friday.
- The program is divided into three parts--the first teaching typical Web terminology and basic HTML and CSS, the second getting them to think conceptually about programming, and the third getting kids into the hacker and maker movement--and costs $2,000, with admission limited to 20 students.
From the article:
... “The longterm goal will be to create a more sustainable after school program so that rather than kids doing ballet or karate or learning violin we can add coding to that mix,” Mr. Enbar told Betabeat by phone. “We want to create a real ongoing program to help kids learn how to code.” ...