Vis+Com+Code

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About Us

Coding is the lifeblood of computer science. At Vis+Com+Code, we offer a variety of educational experiences designed to be fun and educational. Our foundation is from Scratch, a simple programming language developed by MIT that uses building blocks to write code. Despite being very simple, a lot can be built from Scratch, including popular video games to augmented reality simulations.

Our teaching philosophy helps eliminate the frustrations that come with learning programming on your own. Learning the foundations of programming can lead students to discover a passion for problem-solving and logical thinking. For example, in creating a virtual tennis game, students must be knowledgeable in writing logical conditions to dictate where the ball moves. In addition, writing such a game requires students to program the mathematical angles the ball should move towards.

Another critical component to learning programming is exploring programming loops. We teach students how to direct programmable flying drones to move in various sequences, while continuously looking to behave a certain way if the drone encounters an obstacle. Continuous checking requires a programmable loop, a critical aspect to computer programming.

Drone programming skills are very easy to learn when the kids have Scratch programming background. In addition to educational computer programming, Vis+Com+Code offers educational experiences in developing technologies such as 3D printing. We are open to teaching the latest technologies to kids while making sure the kids have fun at the same time. The students will be able to learn how to create the latest gadgets such as fidget spinners.

Vis+Com+Code focuses on educating elementary, middle school and high school students, and even adults looking to learn something new!

Social Studies

Social studies education provides learners with the knowledge, skills and perspectives needed to become active, informed citizens and contributing members of local, state, national, and global communities in the digital age.* In Vis+Com+Code, our students are the current events. They’re examining the current landscape and exploring their world while communicating their thoughts about the state of humanity.
*Source: http://www.state.nj.us/education/cccs/2014/ss/standards.pdf

Math

The knowledge and skills students need to be prepared for mathematics in college, career and life are woven throughout the mathematics standards.* While this is true, the creative math genius is using math to solve problems. Each day at Vis+Com+Code, our students are calculating many things. They’re solving problems and learning the principles of accounting through entrepreneurial exercises.
*Source: http://www.state.nj.us/education/aps/cccs/math/

Reading & Writing

Students must be immersed in information about the world around them if they are to develop the strong general knowledge and vocabulary they need to become successful readers and be prepared for college, career and life.* At Vis+Com+Code, we don’t just expose our students to the literary genius of authors of the past. Our goal is to build creative authors of the future! Our motto is to empower young authors to create the future of content both online and in print.
*Source: http://www.state.nj.us/education/aps/cccs/lal/