CodeMasters After School is currently accepting applications for fuly virtual After School programming from students in grades 4 through 10 at
Carrie P. Meek / Westview K-8 Center, Jeremiah Academy,
Nathan B. Young Elementary School, Norwood Elementary School, and Parkview Elementary School.
Read the 2016
and 2017MIAMI HERALD
articles about CodeMasters!
During the school year, students meet at least three afternoons each week to invent and create through computer programming.
They work with committed certified teachers and FEF's computer science Ph.D. Fellows to
understand the basics of coding and then choose to learn either to program animations or games or to build web pages
and mobile apps using proven code.org, Khan Academy, MIT, and other curricula.
Through this hands on exposure to STEM through coding, students not only learn mathematical and computational concepts,
but also gain insight into the inner workings of technology and learn strategies for thinking critically, solving problems, designing projects,
and communicating ideas, a group of skills useful for everyone.
In addition to coding, students in CodeMasters meet with tutors as needed; review life skills; prepare for high school
and college or advanced training; and explore careers. Elementary school students also focus on strengthening their literacy skills,
learning about healthy eating and nutrition, and engaging in physical activity.
CodeMasters is FREE, and daily snacks are provided at no charge at most on site locations.
Why Learn to Code?
APPLY FOR CodeMasters After School or Summer
CodeMasters applicants must be in good academic standing at their schools
and must be able to attend all of the program days. To apply to join CodeMasters, please complete the form below
and click the "Submit" button. After we receive the application, we will contact the student's parent / guardian with additional information.
If you have questions, please contact Monica Montes at 813-272-2772 or
Monica @ FEF.
NOTE: All form fields marked with * below are required.
For summer 2020, CodeMasters hosted a Virtual Code Camp that offered fun, hands-on, project-based exploration of
web design, artificial intelligence, mobile app development, game design, math and careers, live online!
In Code Camp, students learn to code, reinforce grade-level math skills, and consider exciting careers,
all in a virtual classroom where they interact with live certified teachers, FEF's
computer science Ph.D. Fellows, career mentors, and other committed students.
Web Design: Did you know that every single web page on the Internet
the building blocks of the web, and begin to design and develop their own web sites.
Artificial Intelligence: Are programmers developing Artificial Intelligence (AI)
applications that will replace the job of someone you know? In this class, students learn how to build their own applications
with AI and machine learning. They craft programs that train their computers to mimic human intelligence in sound and image recognition.
Mobile App Development: How often do you swipe and tap your way through
your favorite mobile apps? This class teaches students to create their own! They learn the fundamentals
of computer programming and mobile app development as they design and build their own apps to
run on smartphones or tablets.
NOTE: Students need an Android phone or tablet to test the apps they develop in this class.
Game Design: How much time do you spend playing video games?
Students leave this class knowing how to create their own! They learn the fundamentals of computer programming
and game design as they create their own 2-D video games.
Math: Students review the math concepts and skills
they should have learned by the end of the school year.
Career Exploration: Do you know what it takes to become a web designer, teacher,
doctor, or engineer? Students talk with professionals from a variety of career fields to learn how they can prepare
to do what they do.
Once a student is accepted into Virtual Code Camp, Camp staff will schedule an online meeting with the student and
a parent to answer questions and make sure the student is able to access the virtual classroom and coding platforms. To attend
Virtual Code Camp, students need (1) a laptop or desktop computer or large tablet with adequate memory,
(2) a high speed internet connection, (3) headphones or earbuds, (4) a web camera, and (5) a microphone.
Questions? Please contact Monica Montes at 813-272-2772 or
Monica @ FEF.
Prior to the start of all programs, FEF holds dedicated training sessions, during which our certified trainers coach instructors on how to teach the selected coding curricula. In hands-on classes, instructors work through the student lessons, create coding projects, and explore best classroom practices for enhancing engagement and facilitating skill development. During the programs, our trainers continue coaching and monitor instructor progress.
For summer certification camps, FEF hosts a week-long Instructor Training Institute at which coding instructors spend several days working to attain the Digital Tool and industry certifications that they will in turn spend the summer preparing students to earn.