How Can My School Create a Truly Robust Coding Program?
Many schools rely on outdated, proprietary self-learning software for coding education, leading to uninspired learning and a lack of true understanding of computer science. This approach often results in students retaining minimal knowledge. Coditum is on a mission to revolutionize this approach, transforming coding education in schools one at a time.
Let’s take a look.
How to Fix Computer Science Education
Computer Science has the highest dropout rate of any major in the US
- “The most recent figures available from Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA), show that 9.8% of computer science undergraduates dropped out before completing their degree”
- “. . . almost half (of students) (49%) said they left because they didn’t enjoy it, and 33% said it was too hard”
Computer Science has the highest dropout rate of any major in the US
- It is a relatively new field, so there may be a lack of resources or support available
- Students will be exposed to the computer science process for the first time if they have access to CS equipment and mentorship
Discover what computer science is really all about long before college.
- Computer Science is more than just coding
- CS is Language, Math, Problem Solving
- Master coding concepts
- Find community in coding education
Computer Science is more than just coding; it’s a blend of language, mathematics, and problem-solving. It’s not merely about writing code but understanding the foundational concepts behind it. To truly thrive in this field, mastering these principles is crucial. Additionally, finding a community within coding education can be invaluable, promoting collaboration and a shared passion for the discipline.
Developers lack Soft Skills
Employers struggle finding workers who exemplify:
While developers often excel in technical prowess, many employers face challenges in finding those who also possess essential soft skills. Beyond coding, attributes like effective communication, maturity, accountability, and empathy are crucial in a collaborative work environment. These skills not only enhance teamwork but also ensure a harmonious and productive workplace.
Teach code to develop your hard skills in concept master and soft skills in communication, confidence, and empathy.
- Teaching is a front-facing activity that hones your communication skills
- Empathize how different students learn in different ways
- Being accountable for your student’s progress and success builds maturity
Teaching code not only deepens your technical expertise but also bolsters soft skills. As you explain concepts, your communication skills are honed. Adapting to varied student learning styles fosters empathy. Moreover, being responsible for a student’s growth cultivates accountability and maturity, enhancing your confidence as a mentor.
What is Coditum?
Coditum provides a comprehensive coding education learning and teaching system that emphasizes collaboration and leadership. By integrating both technical proficiency and interpersonal skills, Coditum’s curriculum has elevated SummerTech to a premier position among global pre-college coding initiatives.
The Coditum Living Curriculum
The Coditum curriculum is a dynamic and progressive educational framework. It is not merely a fixed set of guidelines; instead, it thrives as a living, continuously evolving document. This evolution is driven by collaborative efforts, drawing on the expertise and insights of various contributors, including our certified teachers who have the privilege to contribute and integrate approved content. The primary objective behind this approach is to ensure that the curriculum remains abreast of current trends and developments, thereby maintaining its relevance and efficacy in the ever-changing educational landscape.
Directory of Certified Teachers
The Coditum Directory showcases a select group of young leaders, each of whom has earned the prestigious Coditum Teaching Certification. This platform not only recognizes their achievement but also connects them to a world of opportunities. Whether it’s individuals seeking lessons and tutoring or businesses and internships scouting for fresh talent, the directory serves as a bridge, linking certified educators to promising avenues for their skills and expertise.
The Coditum Teaching Certification
The CTC is a notable recognition for high school students passionate about computer science. It sharpens their coding skills, improves their ability to communicate and understand others, and teaches them about starting their own ventures. Once certified, these teachers are added to our directory and can find job opportunities through us.
The Coditum Teaching Assessment
The culminating step in securing the Coditum Teaching Certification is our teaching assessment. Instead of merely solving coding challenges, applicants demonstrate their teaching prowess by explaining these problems to a live proctor. This evaluation focuses on clarity, thoroughness, and engagement, ensuring that each candidate not only knows their subject but can also impart that knowledge effectively. It’s our way of ensuring that every certified individual truly embodies the qualities of an exceptional teacher.
The Coditum Co-Pilot App
Coditum’s Proprietary Teaching Application is a cutting-edge tool designed with the primary objective of fostering teaching empowerment, facilitating continuous learning, and providing ample opportunities for practice.
To ensure accessibility and cater to a diverse range of students, the application offers multiple subscription levels, each tailored to different proficiency levels, from novices to seasoned coders. The pricing structure is tiered, with each level having its own price point. As one progresses to higher tiers, they gain access to a richer array of features and resources.
Key features of the application include dynamic coding exercises that provide real-time feedback, collaborative coding spaces ideal for group projects, and dedicated modules for honing soft skills such as communication, teamwork, and problem-solving. Moreover, to keep pace with the ever-evolving tech landscape, the content is regularly refreshed to align with current industry trends.
How to obtain the Coditum Teaching Certification
To obtain the CTC, an individual must meet the following criteria and requirements:
- Be in 10th to 12th grade.
- Achieve mastery in the Coditum Core curriculum (Modules 1-5).
- Optionally, take the PCTA.
- Fulfill 30 hours of volunteer service via TeachForth.
- Successfully pass the CTA.
How can the CTC benefit you?
The CTC isn’t just a certification; it’s a game-changer for both your academic and professional journeys. By obtaining it, you unlock the potential to:
- Enhance your college and internship applications
- Unlock job opportunities.
- Gain access to the Coditum Co-Pilot App.
- Elevate coding education in your school or community.
How can your school/community thrive with Coditum?
Coditum offers a unique opportunity to set up a self-reliant coding and leadership initiative. By leveraging the expertise of certified students to mentor their peers, you can cultivate a top-tier program without incurring any expenses.
- Peer-Inspired Learning
- Elevate Ambitions
- Rooted in Community Values
- Delivering Tangible Outcomes
Leverage SummerTech as Your Launchpad
Heralded as the nation’s top-tier technology summer camp, SummerTech consistently delivers exceptional outcomes in computer science, all while fostering a nurturing environment rooted in empathy and leadership.
Encourage your students to embark on a journey with SummerTech and fast track their coding concept mastery while finding their people and community. Post 10th grade, encourage them to become Counselors-in-Training. As they progress to Junior and Senior counselor roles, they’ll hone the essential skills to spearhead your program and set the stage for unparalleled academic and professional success.
Integrate SummerTech’s proven techniques into your school and witness its transformative growth.
What’s the investment?
Absolutely nothing. Your school or program can benefit at zero cost.
Don’t miss out on this opportunity. Reach out to us, meet our founder, and discover how to implement this enduring and impactful program. Transform your institution’s future today!