Computer programming was once seen as a skill reserved for geeks and computer nerds, it’s now regarded as an essential ability for 21st century learners and is a key component of many curriculums, even in primary schools.
Provinces are making Coding mandatory for all kids going forward. Nova Scotia has already made it mandatory for Grade 6 to 8. New Brunswick and BC are also thinking in similar terms. Ontario has it as optional.
LinkedIn data shows that skills like mobile development and user interface design will be in high demand in the coming years, and a 2016 Gallup report found that 40% of American schools now offer coding classes, compared to just 25% a few years ago.
Coding helps kids to improve academically in maths, teaches solving complex problems, embrace creativity and builds modern skills that are becoming a necessity for high school and college.
Don’t leave your kids behind. Start giving them the necessary tools that will enable them to be successful in their future.