Kids Can Code!

“Kids Can Code!” is an 8-week tech entrepreneurship program sponsored by I.C.E.A. Incubator for Kids*.

“Kids Can Code– Scratch!” is an 8-week tech entrepreneurship program targeted towards elementary school students from the ages of 6-7. Students will learn Scratch, a block-based programming language that serves as a precursor to the more advanced languages of Java, Python, and Swift. By the end of the program, students will be able to code their own games, videos, stories using Scratch, and will also develop entrepreneurship skills through brainstorming workshops, in which they will create business proposals and ideas. The program will culminate with a Hackathon, where students will use their new programming skills to create a prototype of their business plans.

“Kids Can Code!– Python” is an 8-week tech entrepreneurship program targeted towards students from the ages of 8-10. Students will learn Python, a dynamic general programming language that can be used to build websites and apps. Python is known for its ease-of-use and multitude of packages that can be used for a variety of tasks, from machine learning to natural language processing. By the end of the program, students will be able to perform mathematical and String operations, iterate using for/while loops, read user input to create versatile programs, learn about data frames (matrices, dictionaries, lists), and code their own classes and functions. Students will also develop entrepreneurial abilities through brainstorming sessions, business presentations, and will create their own business proposals and ideas. The program will culminate with a Hackathon, where students will use their new programming skills to create a prototype of their business plans.

About Instructor:

Ruoshan Dong is a junior at Harvard-Westlake School that is passionate about the intersection of computer science, entrepreneurship, and biomedical research. She is the only high school intern at the Kuhn-Hicks Lab of USC, where she uses machine learning algorithms and single cell microscopy to research cancer cell morphology and gene alteration. She is the co-founder of innovaTEEN, an online platform dedicated to supporting high school entrepreneurs by helping them connect to potential business partners. Ruoshan is also the co-CEO of Whistle, an app that serves as a support system for sexual assault victims by connecting them to hotlines, shelters, and online support forums. At school, she is the president of Girls Who Code, Red Cross, Best Buddies, and HW HOSA, Consulting Director for HW Venture, and a Features Editor for the Pacemaker-winning Harvard-Westlake Chronicle.

Student Targeted Age: 6 ~ 10

Schedule:

Please join the ICEA membership to get the schedule and notification ahead.

* About  I.C.E.A. Incubator for Kids:

I.C.E.A. Incubator for Kids is the entrepreneurship program to help kids building up leadership and running non-profit business for other kids. For I.C.E.A parents, if your children has any educational program ideas, you can send the business plan to I.C.E.A. (info@intlcea.org) for a review.

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