Code is the language of the modern world. Whether it’s apps that bring emails to mobile devices or cars that estimate how many miles you can travel before running out of gas, coding is everywhere! Any smart device needs code instructions for it to operate and communicate with the outside world.
One of the reasons we do what we do at Hatch is to keep coding relevant for our students. Here are some interesting Canadian facts and figures which will help clarify why there needs to be change in how coding is taught.
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According to Hatch co-founder, Peter Kuperman, kids learning code is like long-distance running because:
Where have the soft skills gone?
Could it be that flexible working environments, distance education and sparsely decorated, so-called open workspaces are actually stifling our ability to navigate a modern tapestry? With the prediction from academics and the World Economic Forum that 47% of jobs will be lost to technology within the next decade, our interpersonal and leadership skills are going to take a real hit. Major players in the tech world are already voicing troubling shortfalls in employees’ skill sets. They note that employees are often unable to address large groups or think strategically, putting themselves at a leadership disadvantage. Truly, students today must be prepared to be life-long learners. Through our classes and most particularly, our tech leadership camp, students are able to develop their soft skills and to become familiar with the multiple facets of the tech industry.
For the past several years, we've been able to bring many Toronto summer campers on industry field trips. It's an opportunity to have kids start to understand how their developing skills will help them in the future, particularly as life-long learners. To inspire them, we visit local leading technology companies to show our students potential exciting career options and coding in action. Our camp has been so successful that it's even been featured in Owl Magazine and Our Kids! Keep that in mind when you're hunting for the best summer camps in Toronto!
Science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, also known as STEM is a valuable part of students' education. When we add the letter A - for ARTS - to the acronym, we get an even more meaningful experience in programs at school and at camp. It even makes for great playtime and Hatch achieves that through project-based learning.
In this blog post we look at why Peter Kuperman, one of Hatch's co-founders, is excited about kids coding, making, and innovating.
Peter Kuperman believes that in a perfect world, every student will have the opportunity to create and make something innovative and new that comes from their hearts. He loves toys, games, coding, and sharing those passions with anyone willing to listen. Making, coding, and innovation are essential to making Hatch fun.