BDC offers camps for middle schoolers who want to code


From staff reports

This winter break, the Beaufort Digital Corridor (BDC) will offer an Intro to Coding Day Camp for middle schoolers wishing to learn pre-coding concepts.

The day camp will consist of a 3.5 hour in-person course where students will be introduced to the basics of coding through STEM project-based learning that will allow students to create, learn and code. Students will be instructed on block and text-based programming with Python as well as educational opportunities and careers in related tech fields.

In addition to the day camp, students will take home their very own micro:bit pocket-size computer and access to an online project portal with 4 additional hours of STEM project-based learning modules. Students may also earn an “Intro to Micro:bit Coding” certificate from the BDC.

Beginner and intermediate students are welcome. The day camp will take place on December 28, 29 and 30 at the Beaufort Digital Corridor, a high-tech facility located in Downtown Beaufort at 500 Carteret Street. Parents may select one of the three dates offered for their child to attend. Registration is required in advance.

Camp will be lead by Beaufort Digital Corridor’s Cybersecurity Program Manager, Cory Cooper. Cooper is a S.C. certified educator with a Bachelor’s in Industrial Technology and a Master’s in Technology Education from Ball State University. Over the past 18 years, he’s worked with several Fortune 500 companies as well as served as an administrator and taught high school engineering, IT and coding, and PLTW STEM courses. His local claim to fame includes leading the Lady’s Island Middle School Robotics Team to the state championship in the 2019-2020 school year.

To register your child for the Into to Coding Day Camp, please visit our Eventbrite page at https://bit.ly/3JaNd8z.

For more information about the BDC please contact info@beaufortdigital.com.

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