In our CodingZen Advanced course, students build on their foundation of web & mobile applications, and engage in design thinking process, solve problems for local non-profit organizations. By going into a local NGO to discover needs, students design and code the solution to their target users as the final project.
Students in Advanced program build on the programming knowledge from Explorer or Creator level programming. In the Entrepreneur course, students design solutions for a problem encountered by non-profit organizations that is both logical and creative.
"Design thinking is a human-centered approach to innovation that draws from the designer's toolkit to integrate the needs of people, the possibilities of technology, and the requirements for business success." — Tim Brown, president and CEO of IDEO
Solving Real World Problems
Students dive into a set of real life problems, using the framework of design thinking to tackle the problems. This course teaches the process and tools of human-centered design involving hands-on group projects.
"I was not very sure whether Andrew would like it or not when he started the first term, as this was a program I asked him to enroll. Now, after the completion of the first term, Andrew decided to continue. He enjoyed the learning and the achievement he made on App Coding. This is a great place for kids to learn more intellectual things about computers, instead of only playing computer games. I was invited to join the demo day and was really impressed.”
Parent of Andrew, Grade 9 student at Canadian International School
First Code Creator (AC201 in Winter Term '16)
Learning to code is like learning a new language. To excel and to become fluent, it requires commitment, repeated exercise and continuous immersion. This is where CodingZen’s Core Programs come in. Through age-appropriate, carefully crafted, term-by-term curriculum with a combination of concepts and project-based learning, students build a solid foundation of computational thinking and acquire industry ready STEM, coding, and design thinking skills.