Coding in Python

New to coding? Learn Python, one of the most widely used languages in the software industry. Python is an excellent starter language because it’s easy to read and work with, which minimizes frustration and lets you focus on core concepts, problem solving, design and coding.

This course will focus on fundamental computer science concepts, control and data structures and best practices for coding and debugging in Python. Concepts taught include statements and variables, expressions, conditionals, Booleans, while loops, randomness, and libraries.

You’ll complete a variety of fun and engaging coding exercises under the instructor's guidance and then explore and practice the concepts at your own pace with support. The exercises allow for a variety of learning styles and ability levels, allowing all students to build skills in writing, debugging, analyzing and comprehending code.

Who It’s For

This course is for incoming sixth to eighth graders.

Instructor

TechSmartKids is a Seattle educational technology company that develops computer science curriculum, teaches coding classes, trains teachers, and partners with schools and school districts to teach computer science and coding. TechSmartKids has taught computer science and coding to over 3,800 students in the Seattle metropolitan area and works with school districts throughout Washington.

TechSmartKids' rigorous, engaging curriculum is approved by the Washington State Department of Education (OSPI). It supports fully differentiated instruction and learning, ensuring that each student is challenged with the appropriate level of difficulty. 

More Information

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Dates & Times

Jun 25–Jul 6, 2018

Sect. A
No class on Jul 4
Day
Mon–Fri
Location
UW Seattle
Time
1 p.m.–4 p.m.
Status
Full

Jul 9–Jul 20, 2018

Sect. B
Day
Mon–Fri
Location
UW Seattle
Time
1 p.m.–4 p.m.
Status
Full

Jul 23–Aug 3, 2018

Sect. C
Day
Mon–Fri
Location
UW Seattle
Time
1 p.m.–4 p.m.
Status
Full