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Coding Bootcamp: Comprehensive App Development

Coding Bootcamp: Comprehensive App Development

This intensive program covers a spectrum of programming languages, from the beginner-friendly Scratch to the more advanced Python, ensuring students become well-versed in various coding syntaxes and paradigms.

This comprehensive approach prepares them for many software development challenges in diverse environments. As part of the course, students will focus on developing functional applications and learning about app design, user interface, and user experience. They'll apply these concepts in real-world projects, enhancing their logical thinking and creative problem-solving abilities. Additionally, this course aims to prepare students for the ever-evolving technology landscape, emphasizing adaptability, continuous learning, and a mindset geared towards innovation and ongoing improvement.

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  • About Coding Bootcamp: Comprehensive App Development

    The BAM Coding Bootcamp is designed to align with the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) standards, ensuring a comprehensive and balanced approach to digital literacy and coding education. This intensive program invites students to dive into the world of coding through engaging, hands-on activities that blend practical application with collaborative problem-solving.

    In the Coding Bootcamp, students will focus on developing functional applications, learning about app design, user interface, and user experience. They will apply these concepts in real-world projects, gaining hands-on experience and practical skills. The bootcamp combines the rigor of coding education with the excitement of project-based learning, providing a unique platform for students to showcase their talents and learn from each other in a supportive environment. Through this immersive experience, students not only improve their coding proficiency but also gain valuable life skills such as adaptability, continuous learning, leadership, communication, and resilience, preparing them for the ever-evolving technology landscape.

  • Focus Areas

    Paced Learning: Lessons are tailored to match students' capabilities, starting with fundamental programming concepts and gradually incorporating more complex code structures. This approach builds confidence and understanding before moving on to more challenging material.

    Interactive and Flexible: The curriculum offers a mix of block-based and text-based programming, allowing seamless transitions between visual and text coding. This flexibility helps students grasp coding logic and syntax without feeling overwhelmed, making learning accessible and enjoyable.

    Collaborative Problem-Solving: The curriculum emphasizes teamwork and collaboration. Students work together on coding projects and hackathons, fostering a sense of community and shared learning.

    Leadership and Communication: Through competitive gameplay and team projects, students develop essential life skills such as leadership, communication, and resilience. The bootcamp environment encourages leadership roles, strategy articulation, and teamwork support.

  • Proficiency in Multiple Programming Languages

    Students will be proficient in various programming languages, from beginner-friendly platforms like Scratch to more advanced languages like Python. This comprehensive approach ensures that students are well-versed in various coding syntaxes and paradigms and prepares them for diverse software development challenges and environments.

  • Application Development and Software Problem-Solving Skills

    The course focuses on developing students' abilities to create functional applications. They will learn about app design, user interface, and user experience principles, applying these concepts in real-world software development projects, enhancing students' capabilities in logical thinking and creative solution finding.

  • Preparation for the Evolving Tech Landscape

    Students will gain skills and knowledge that prepare them for the ever-changing technology landscape. The course emphasizes staying adaptable and continuously learning, key traits in the tech industry. This outcome encourages students to think critically about technological developments and fosters a mindset geared towards innovation and continuous improvement.

Sample Lessons

These lessons offer a glimpse into the vibrant world of Coding Bootcamp, showcasing how students can transform their creativity through data-driven adventures and interactive coding challenges. Through engaging individual and collaborative projects, students enhance their coding skills, strategic thinking, and teamwork, embarking on an enriching educational journey and exciting path of growth.

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Mastering the Basics

In this class, students will dive deeper into programming concepts such as loops, conditionals, and functions. Through interactive exercises and small coding challenges, they will reinforce their understanding of these core principles.

Adventures in Scratch Coding

Enter the world of Scratch and learn the basics of coding with sprites, costumes, and backdrops. Students will master loops, events, coordinates, and variables, creating interactive stories and games while developing a strong foundation in programming.

Creating with Scratch: Art, Music, and Games

Take your Scratch skills to the next level by drawing and creating music, exploring 3D graphics, and designing platformer games. This lesson focuses on combining creativity with coding to build engaging and interactive projects.

Python Essentials: Strings, Lists, and Error Handling

Delve into Python with a focus on strings, list methods, and exception handling. Students will learn to manage characters and strings, use list methods, and handle runtime errors using try and except, enhancing their problem-solving and debugging skills.

Mastering Object-Oriented Programming (OOP)

Discover the power of Object-Oriented Programming in Python. This lesson covers the basics of OOP, including classes, objects, properties, and methods. Students will design reusable classes, create objects, and explore inheritance and polymorphism, building a solid foundation for advanced coding projects.

Course Format

The Coding Bootcamp is designed to provide a dynamic and interactive learning experience, combining both online and on-site elements to ensure comprehensive and engaging education. This hybrid format leverages highly skilled remote instructors and an on-site facilitator to create an optimal learning environment for students.

Remote Instructors: The course is led by certified and experienced online teachers who deliver high-quality, live instruction. These remote instructors are experts in their fields and utilize a variety of teaching methods to keep students engaged and motivated. The live sessions include direct instruction, interactive workshops, and real-time coding exercises, ensuring that students receive immediate feedback and support.

On-Site Facilitator: An on-site facilitator is present to assist students with hands-on activities and provide additional support during the course. This facilitator helps bridge the gap between remote instruction and in-person learning, ensuring that students can effectively apply what they learn in a collaborative setting. They assist with managing classroom logistics, answering questions, and facilitating group projects.

Interactive and Flexible Learning: The curriculum is a blend of block-based coding and text-based programming, allowing students to transition seamlessly between different types of coding. This approach helps students grasp coding logic and syntax in an accessible and enjoyable manner. The course structure includes a mix of coding exercises, competitive challenges, and project-based learning to maintain a balance between screen time and active collaboration.

Comprehensive Skill Development: Throughout the bootcamp, students work on developing functional applications and learning about app design, user interface, and user experience. These real-world projects enhance their logical thinking and creative problem-solving skills, preparing them for future technological challenges.

By integrating the expertise of remote instructors with the hands-on support of an on-site facilitator, the BAM Coding Bootcamp ensures a well-rounded and immersive educational experience that prepares students for the evolving technology landscape​

Our Instructors Are Our Top Asset

At BAM!, our vision for innovative K-8 education extends beyond just curriculum; it encompasses the educators who bring that curriculum to life. Selecting & training our educators is a continuous and meticulous process, ensuring they are not just equipped with subject matter expertise but also the skills to inspire and connect with students on a personal level.

  • 100% adult educators recruited from prestigious universities ( No CITs at BAM!)
  • Highly refined interview and background check process 
  • Extensive training that goes well beyond curriculum & classroom management
  • Ongoing year-round opportunities to teach in our summer camp. After-school, and structured recess programs.

We celebrate your success!

Upon the conclusion of your child's program, they will be presented with an official Brains & Motion Education certification.