Welcome to Coding Club

 
 Our student using a Micro Bit, a tiny programmable computer

Our student using a Micro Bit, a tiny programmable computer

About Us

Berthold Academy takes pride in our after-school interactive coding club. For eight weeks, students code applications using various learning systems and program robots. Our club offers three levels of difficulty. Each level introduces a new computer science concept with a set of fun app projects.

  1. Beginner Level: Students learn the basics of coding using Bitsbox. Designed for ages 6 through 12, Bitsbox contains materials to learn simple coding commands and introduces programing to any child. No previous coding experience is required!

  2. Intermediate Level: Students are introduced to a more advanced system called CoderZ. CoderZ is an online learning environment that brings the excitement of learning STEM and coding to all students with cyber robotics.

  3. Advanced Level: Students program mBots using mBlock. mBlock is an educator software that uses Scratch to allow students to create programs to make communication between robots and computer.

Our club takes place after school from 4pm-5pm and is open to any child aged between 6 and 12, even children who are not currently enrolled at our school!

 
 Coding Club members Kacey Banga and Zachary Wong representing Berthold Academy and holding the Grace Hopper Award at the Robotics competition

Coding Club members Kacey Banga and Zachary Wong representing Berthold Academy and holding the Grace Hopper Award at the Robotics competition

Coding Competitions

Our club recently attended the Cyber Robotics Coding Competition during the USA Science and Engineering Festival at the Washington Convention Center. We were awarded the Grace Hopper Award for being the group with the most female participation and placed fifth overall.

We were mentioned in the Reston Now Press Releases as a result of our win! Visit this link to read more: https://www.restonnow.com/press-releases/berthold-academy-wins-coding-award-on-highest-female-participation/

 

We are accepting applications for our 2019 sessions (January 9th - February 27th)!

For additional details, please contact the school at 571.313.1709