Class Descriptions 

Coding Classes for Kids

Explore our coding classes for kids – the course descriptions for the coding, robotics, and team-based classes offered at Code Wiz Jersey City are listed below. Please contact our center for more information about any of the classes by emailing jerseycity@thecodewiz.com or calling us directly at 201-589-0199.

Coding

Drag & Drop Blocks – Ages 7 – 9

Coding can be for kids of all ages! Even beginners who have no prior coding experience before are able to jump in and learn too! Kids learn to code using visual code blocks that represent real programming concepts that scale from easy to advanced. They learn about sequencing, loops, infinite loops, conditionals, events and more. With our Drag and Drop Platform, kids learn to code by creating their own games and animations!

 

Drag & Drop Python – Ages 8 – 10

Our visual python platform allows for students to create interactive games and animations using drag and drop Python. The great thing about this platform is kids can drag the python block, see it turn to real code when it is dropped in the editor and then edit it! Kids don’t need to be bogged down by typing out every line of code. They can focus on bringing their own ideas to life with python. Our curriculum teaches kids basic to advanced sequencing, loops, conditionals, events, functions and more. They also start to learn the basics of Python syntax. It is perfect preparation for programming in full text-based Python. Our coaches are engaged with students keeping their interests in mind, and are able to help them through their learning experience!

 

Game-Based Python – Ages 9 – 11

Learn programming with a coding strategy game. Learn Python as you defeat ogres, solve mazes, and level up. Once kids have mastered the basics, they move on to advanced python where they use open source libraries to create their own python games from scratch. Like many of our platforms, our python platform allows for personalized learning of all experience levels. Whether a student has coded before or not, they are able to jump right in and begin their journey through code! Kids will learn sequencing, loops, conditionals, events and object oriented programming.

 

Java – Ages 10+

Students learn the basics of Java through our interactive lessons and mini projects. Once kids are comfortable with the basics of Java, the kids are able to program actors in games that they create using java. Kids also have the option to create text-based games such as “tic tac toe” using object oriented principles that they have learned. This platform is for all experience levels, whether you have coding experience or not. Our coaches are here to walk students through their personalized learning at a pace that works for them! Our Java curriculum covers all the basics from sequencing, loops, conditionals, functions to advanced topics such as Object Oriented Programming.

 

HTML / CSS / Javascript – Ages 10+

Kids will learn to code awesome websites in HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. HTML, CSS and Javascript are the building blocks of the web. Kids will learn to create their first fully styled landing page, complete with multi-column layouts, modern navigation elements, and mobile responsive design. Kids will learn to use JavaScript to add dynamic functionality and interactivity to webpages!

 

Game Programming

Minecraft – Ages 7 – 9

You can stop fighting your kids love for Minecraft and turn it into a positive learning tool! Our minecraft class empowers Minecraft players (whether or not you know how to code) to imagine, create, and share amazing mods, texture packs, and schematics while learning coding concepts through badges and projects.

 

Roblox – Ages 10+

Anyone can build a game on Roblox. It doesn’t matter if you’re new to coding or you’ve never designed your own virtual world. With a little imagination and the right tools, coding your own Roblox game can be a reality.

Code Wiz is a Roblox Education Partner

 

Unity – Ages 10+

Unity is a game development engine that allows the creation of 2D and 3D games to be made from scratch! This engine uses the coding language C# to write out the code for the game. This is a great way to have children have their ideas blossom and create their very own game that anyone can play! This engine helps to build games quickly and efficiently while still learning all the fundamentals of coding needed to be a game programmer!

 

Electronics

3D Printing – Ages 6+

Arduinos are single-board microcontrollers and microcontroller kits for building digital devices and interactive objects that can sense and control both physically and digitally. Kids can build projects like motion detectors, coffee can telephones, programmable RGB light strips, build their own robots from scratch and program them, and more!

 

Competitions / Team-based Activities:

 

First Lego League Jr. Ages 6 – 8

FIRST LEGO League Jr. is a non-competitive robotics program designed for children ages six to eight. It is one of the programs established by FIRST. FIRST LEGO League Jr. follows the same theme given to FIRST LEGO League. Kids work as team to build and program different robotic designs. Season ends with an expo where teams show off their knowledge with a final robot and a poster board showing all they learned through the season.

 

First Lego League Ages 9 – 13

FIRST LEGO League is an international competition organized by FIRST for elementary and middle school students. Each year in August, FIRST LEGO League introduces a scientific and real-world challenge for teams to focus and research on. Teams build robots to complete missions and research and present a project-based on the theme for the year. Season ends with regional and state-wide competitions.