Curriculum

WEEKLY THEMES

WEEK ONE Basic Computer Science

CS Curriculum: Learn basic CS and use JavaScript to create loops, arrays, objects, etc…
All Star Curriculum: LinkedIn workshop, Discussions on Growth Mindset, Intersectionality and Self Care
Milestone: Students create a LinkedIn profile.

WEEK TWO Game Design

Curriculum: Use a JavaScript library to build games and learn key game design concepts.
All Star Curriculum: Networking workshop and Chelsea Piers team building
Milestone: Students create a Space Invaders game.

WEEK THREE Web Development

Curriculum: Build your own personal website using HTML, CSS and JavaScript.
All Star Curriculum: Mock Interview workshop and Chelsea Piers team building
Milestone: Students create a personal website.

WEEK FOUR Application Program Interface [API]

Curriculum: Learn how to integrate APIs into web applications.
All Star Curriculum: Resume and Managing Money workshop
Milestone: Students design a resume

WEEK FIVE Databases

Curriculum: Students learn how to integrate the Firebase API into web applications.
All Star Curriculum: Public Speaking workshop and movie day
Milestone: Students practice making a successful pitch.

WEEK SIX Demo Day
Milestone: Students present a successful Demo Day project.

 

SAMPLE OF WEEKLY SCHEDULE

 

SAMPLE OF LECTURE

 

SAMPLE OF PROJECT

 

WE BUILD an “Ecosystem of Access & Education” through programmatic initiatives that focus on education, mentorships, college guidance, industry exposure, parental education, and internship placement.

Growth Mindset 1

 

WE PRACTICE Growth Mindset

Decades of research show a powerful relationship between mindset and achievement.
Growth Mindset is the belief that intelligence can be increased through effort.

 

What Is Growth Mindset?

Growth Mindset 1

 

 

Why Does Growth Mindset Matter?

Growth Mindset 2

 

WE TEACH hard skills and soft skills.

Hard skill outcomes include mastery of introductory CS related skills, mastery of introductory programming constructs, moderate understanding of the design and build process, and moderate proficiency in at least one programming language.

Soft skill outcomes include increased confidence and comfort with public speaking, presenting, networking, technical/business writing, collaboration, communication, entrepreneurial skills, and emotional intelligence.

 

WE FOSTER entrepreneurial talent.

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