Coding isn’t just a fun after school activity - it’s educational and rewarding as well! And while we’re starting to see many elementary schools embrace the use of computers in the classroom, coding programs have yet to make their way into the regular curriculum. That’s something Hatch hopes to change.
We recently chatted with the staff at Hatch Canada for an insider scoop about new programs, future goals and what you can expect over the next few months!
Over the course of the year, we’ve received a lot of great advice about coding and programming from industry experts. Many of these leaders agree that not only is coding here to stay, but that it has a tremendous impact on the world!
At Hatch Coding, our goal is to teach children and parents the value of learning coding at a young age. Not only is programming vital to success in the technology-driven economy of the 21st century, but it can teach kids a broad range of skills that will help them in countless other areas as well.
Here are six quotes from an assortment of science and technology luminaries who know exactly how important coding is to future success.
At Hatch, our goal is to make coding more accessible and fun to learn for the next generation. To reach our goal, our passionate coaches are a major part of the equation. We love to learn about and share their backstories. Many of our coaches live and breath coding. They work with code every day and are able to relay their expertise and real world experience to Hatch students to spark their curiosity.
At Hatch, we witness our students’ quest for knowledge each and every day. However, we also hear from parents who are just as excited to see their child flourish and get excited about coding! 10-year-old Sean caught our attention when he talked about coding in his school’s newsletter, and we were fortunate enough to chat with his mother, Erin, and ask her about how coding has affected their lives.
Sean’s interest in coding first emerged when he wanted to expand his own gameplay on Minecraft, and his passion has been growing ever since! Sean was featured in a newsletter published by The York School, where he discussed five reasons why coding should be taught to every student: problem solving, getting a job in the future, engagement, adaptability, and minimal set-up. After hearing about his level of excitement, we just had to follow up to talk about how his journey with Hatch began!
Our coaches make GREAT kids programs! They do a great job supporting and encouraging young people's knowledge and creativity in programming, electronics, and robotics . We spoke to Shivani, a computer engineering major who uses her academic background to help the students!