Right now, women make up about 25% of the tech industry’s labor pool, but some of the world’s biggest tech companies want to change that. Google, Facebook, and other tech giants have programs that encourage women to take on S.T.E.M. roles. And since 2014, the percentage of women in tech positions at Google has increased 5%.
The tech industry, parents, and students are literally screaming for better coding literacy programs in our schools. Technology skills are critical to the future success of our children. The common threads in this month’s “Top 10” are education and diversity.(more…)
Kids who want to learn coding have more options than ever to get started. Whatever type of programming they’re interested in, there is an abundance of coding books for kids, websites, apps, and games to get them up and running quickly. Adding fun to the task is always the best way to make magic happen and these Halloween coding activities for kids and teens do just that!(more…)
Meet the Rahatlev family and find out how learning to code at CodeWizardsHQ has led Yuval to be our Student of the Month!
“For my children, I want each of them to choose the subject that they love. Yuval chose to code, and he is succeeding in that department.” – Yuval’s Dad(more…)
Technology, innovation, and creativity are shaping and changing our world at an alarming rate. In this month’s Top 10 there’s a clear focus on how creativity and innovation transform our world – sometimes in controversial ways.
Many people have asked me about the story of CodeWizardsHQ. My answer is simple, it grew out of love and the desire to make a world of opportunities available to my daughter. I wanted my little girl to follow her dreams and she wanted to learn how to code. The journey wasn’t easy, but now, four years later, we have evolved in incredibly significant ways.(more…)
About Teacher Spotlight: The concept of “students first” is at the heart of everything we are and do at CodeWizardsHQ. We know students learn best when they interact with a talented teacher. We conscientiously hand-select the very best coding teachers, ultimately hiring only the top 2% of applicants. Every month we go behind the scenes to tell you more about one of our amazing teachers. This month, we bring you Kyle Askew!
As the world becomes smaller, we wonder how we impact this planet. Sometimes we wonder and worry about the future. September’s Top 10 posts reveal concerns and hopes for a future impacted and driven by technology.
Learning to code has become as popular as the top national sports and with good reason!
Recently, coding has gone from being a cool after school activity to becoming part of educational legislation. To us, it’s obvious why kids should learn to code. 33 states have passed bills in the last five years to officially offer programming in the school curriculum. Coding classes for kids have been integrated into traditional courses and many states are offering math and foreign language credit for taking programming classes.
Meet the Liang family from Los Angeles, California, and find out how learning to code at CodeWizardsHQ has led Lauren to be our Student of the Month!
“I like how the classes aren’t too big and the teachers have more time to individually help students. It helps students keep up and do their best in coding.” – Catherine, Lauren’s Mom