Part of Flying Start’s mission is to develop life and job skills for students through the experience of doing real work. By learning to code, students not only learn an important skill, they can create change and devise creative solutions to problems. Coding and knowledge of computer science has become integral to the future job force. Flying Start offers two coding courses for students: Coding Camp for Kids (ages 10-14) and iOS App Development 1 (ages 15-18).
Coding Camp for Kids: Learn to Code with Swift
If your child (age 10-14) would like to learn to code in Swift, the language of Apple (iOS, macOS, watchOS, and iPadOS), join Karrin Burns for Flying Start Fall Coding Camp for Kids!
In this camp, students will use iPads and Swift Playgrounds to learn the foundations of coding. Students will also be able to practice their skills with robotics (Dash and Sphero), and we will even collaborate to create an app to submit to the App Store.
An iPad (Generation 5 and higher) with Swift Playgrounds (free on theApp Store) is required. If student does not have an iPad, I will provide a new iPad (Generation 6, 32 GB) with software preloaded for the student for an additional price of $350 ($329 + tax = $350). The student will keep this iPad. Please make sure to select this option at checkout.
When: Mondays, 3:45PM – 5:45PM September 9, 2019 through October 28, 2019.
Where: Sugar Beet Schoolhouse, 349 Ashland Avenue, River Forest, Illinois
Who: Kids ages 10-14 with no coding experience (or beginner level)
Cost: $300 per student with own iPad; $650 per student if you would like a new iPad provided (student keeps iPad and preloaded apps).*
Registration instructions: Registration closes when class is full. To register for Flying Start Fall Coding Camp or any Tech Classes, please go to our Classes page.
Karrin Burns is a licensed teacher with 10 years teaching experience, and has developed two apps with her students. She is an Apple Distinguished Educator (Class of 2017) and a member of the Apple Developers Program. See Karrin’s apps the App Store:
- Mood Monster’s Yoga Workshop (2018) iPad and iPhone
- Mood Monster’s Wellness Workshop (2019) iPhone
- Learn, Draw, Share: Illinois Native Plants (2019) iPad