Students introduced to coding at a young age

MARQUETTE — Elementary-aged students in the Marquette area are exploring computer science and coding through a program called CoderDojo 906.

 

 

The program began just 4 years ago, and has been running for two seasonal sessions every year, one in the fall, and another in the winter. Topics discussed in these interactive sessions include the fundamentals of how a computer functions, circuitry, and even binary code.

“This is an opportunity for kids to explore computer science concepts hands-on,” said CoderDojo 906 founder, Keith Glendon. “It’s a discovery based learning environment, where they do fun things that involve creativity, and exercises that involve the computer – and not the computer – to learn very important concepts that are going to impact their world and ours.”

Sessions will continue to be held every other week until the end of the winter semester. It’s not too late to sign up; in fact, attendees are asked to register for each class they attend.

To learn more about the program and how to register, you can visit CoderDojo 906’s Facebook Page.