Ask any of our students why they enjoy attending Hatch and they’ll tell you – it’s FUN. While showing our kids a great time is very important, our goal is to teach them skills that we believe will last a lifetime.
In today’s digital world, an increasing number of jobs require a knowledge of coding – even if only a basic level of knowledge. According to a recent study published by software company Burning Glass, seven million job openings in 2015 listed coding as an asset to the role.
Q: What is the one skill that most adults use everyday but is rarely taught in schools anymore?
Technology is everywhere. It’s in the way we order food, the way we socialize, and even how we read. That’s why learning basic skills in computing or engineering is more important now than ever before. There are many benefits from STEAM programs and while some schools offer them, others don't or your child may want to do even more such learning. That’s where Hatch comes in.
Hatch teaches coding to prepare your kids for the digital future. Part of preparing them for that future is also helping them start and build their digital portfolios which is comprised of all of their best projects and showcases. With a digital portfolio, Hatch students can see how well they’ve progressed with coding, reminisce on their favorite projects, and most importantly use it for future job applications. We’re proud to say that Hatch Canada has helped our students build over 12,000 Digital Portfolios to date, containing more than 80,000 projects and 2,000 showcase projects.
Have you heard about Hatch After School? Our after school coding programs provide students with the chance to learn valuable technical skills and have fun while doing so. Using Hatch's proprietary coding software, Hatch’s enthusiastic expert instructors help students learn the fundamentals of coding. Students learn different coding languages and put their new skills into practice. Hatch encourages students to learn at their own pace as they complete fun themed projects. Hatch’s programs teach valuable technical skills that will one day be essential for the younger generation, while encouraging students to engage in creative problem solving.
The world has never been so immersed in technology. There is a lot of temptation for kids and adults to stay at home and play video games or simply browse the internet instead of going outside to play or interact with others. To encourage kids and adults to move and explore nature more, technology companies are introducing exciting new tools, games and apps that integrate with the real world. Check out these 7 ideas for how to balance technology with outdoor activities.
It is always fun to have siblings sign up for classes and programs at Hatch, and Alex and Andrew absolutely love learning how to code! Both boys like computers and new technologies, and they enjoy being creative and using their problem-solving skills in our project-based activities. They love to learn and we love having them here!
We recently held our second annual Coding All-Stars Gala! We started the gala as a coding fair for kids that is fun and accessible to any skill level - from beginner to advanced coders. The annual event is open to all kids aged 7 to 17 interested in technology and consists of fun and engaging activities.