What is the Coding Connector?
The Innovation Connector is a traditional full-service business resource center (incubator) with the main purpose of supporting and accelerating the creation of successful technology-based and emerging companies in the Muncie community. One way this is accomplished is by advancing the entrepreneurial culture within businesses, schools, families and organizations. Current research indicates that “coding” is the new language of the next generation. Nearly half of the top jobs in demand in the United State are directly related to coding and programming.
With an eye on the future of our community, the Innovation Connector launched the Coding Connector on January 1, 2017 to help fill this need. This initiative is intended to reach school aged youth in first through twelfth grades. The courses offered are for females and males, beginners and advanced, and students from all social-economic backgrounds.
By teaming with TechWise Academy, the Coding Connector combines a state-of-the-art facility with fiber based internet access, computer resources, an active marketing and business center and the absolute best coding instructors and facilities in our community.
Please consider having your daughters and sons join us on this exciting and educational journey. Coding does not have to be difficult to learn and we make it fun to learn. Please join us as we teach your children …
“the NEW Language of the Future.”
|DATES||EVENT||AGE GROUP||STARTING PRICE||REGISTER|
|Thursday, February 11, 6-7:30 pm||(In Person) K-2 Robotics: LEGO WeDo Race Car||K-2nd Grade||$20||Class Completed.|
|Friday, February 19, 6:30-8 pm||(In Person) 4th-8th Grade: Minecraft Command Blocks and Online Play||4th-8th Grade||$20||Class Completed.|
|Thursday, March 4, 6-8 pm||(In Person) 3rd-5th Grade Coding: Foundations||3rd-5th Grade||$25||Class Completed.|
|Thursday, March 11, 6-7:30 pm||(In Person) K-2 Robotics: LEGO WeDo Recycling Truck||K-2nd Grade||$20||Class Completed.|
|Saturday, March 13, 9 am-12 pm||(In Person/Hybrid) Keeping Your Kids Safe Online||Parents & Guardians||$10||Class Completed.|
|Thursday, March 18, 6-7:30 pm||(In Person) 5th-8th Grade Roblox: Intro to Roblox Studio||5th-8th Grade||$25||Register Here|
|Tuesday, April 6, 6-8 pm||Coding & Robotics for K-5 Teachers||Teachers (K-5)||FREE||Register Here|
|Thursday, April 8, 6:30-8 pm||(In Person) 3rd-5th Grade Robotics: Sphero SPRK+||3rd-5th Grade||$20||Register Here|
|Friday, April 16, 6:30-8 pm||(In Person) K-5th Grade: Minecraft PE Command Blocks and Online Play||K-5th Grade||$20||Register Here|
|Saturday, April 17, 9 am-12 pm||(In Person) 5th-8th Grade: MakeCode Workshop||5th-8th Grade||$90||Register Here|
|Thursday, April 22, 6-7:30 pm||(In Person) K-2 Coding: Scratch Jr.||K-2nd Grade||$20||Register Here|
Steps to Keep Your Child Healthy and Safe
Your child’s health and safety are important to us. The Innovation Connector and instructors from TechWise Academy have increased our sanitation procedures to ensure the laptops, accessories, and desks will be clean. Class sizes are limited and seating will be spaced out in the larger room of our facility.
Students and instructors will be required to wear a mask! Students will not be allowed to attend without wearing a mask or face covering properly over the nose and mouth.