Most agree that all children need to be able to read, write, and do arithmetic. But should coding be added to the core curriculum? Maybe. It’s a great way to:
Teach problem-solving skills
Build digital confidence
Understand the digital world that we live in
Think like a computer ‘thinks’, to make advanced coding easier
We’re constantly surrounded by technology, whether we’re working in a kitchen in New York City or programming servers in a datacenter in Chicago. Everywhere we turn there are digital solutions to existing problems. And powering all of this?
Code. Lots and lots of code.
But for most people, coding is an abstract thing, something that people do deep in the recesses of their basement or in the bowels of faceless organizations. This couldn’t be further from the truth. Everyday people can and are learning to code, and are better positioned for jobs, more capable of complex problem solving, and better equipped to engage in our digital world. And as more and more entrepreneurs and computer science
graduates recognize the importance of coding in their lifetime, they want to pass that on to their kids.