Introducing and sensitising kids from 10 - 12 years old
into the world of computing and programming.
17 May 2017
Coding@Schools 2017 Sabah State meeting
Thank you to all representatives from Jabatan Pendidikan Negeri Sabah, District Education Officer, Principal and teachers who attended the meeting.
19 May 2017
Launching of Coding@Schools 2017 at BOET, Borneo744, Kuching Sarawak.
Officiated by YBhg. Tan Sri Dr. Mohd Irwan Serigar bin Abdullah.
Coding@Schools is an introductory program for primary students to learn the basics and fundamental principle of coding in a practical way. It is an initiative that was announced in the Budget 2016 by the Prime Minister under the area of Accelerating Innovation and Entrepreneurship and is an initiative of the National Malaysian Blue Ocean Strategy (NBOS).
The pilot program in 2016 had reached 3,000 primary school students from 100 schools nationwide. In 2017, Coding@Schools is focusing more on the rural schools while expanding its content to three categories: Immersion Camp, Alumni Bootcamp and Hackathons. The total reach for 2017 is 6,000 students.
The program is designed and coordinated by the National Strategy Unit, Ministry of Finance, in cooperation with the Ministry of Education and the State Education Department. The program is implemented by StartupMalaysia.org.
Immersion Camp is focusing more on the rural schools and aim to reach 120 schools with 3,600 participants.
Alumni Bootcamp will be held at 30 schools with total participants of 900. It is called Alumni because the schools are from last year participants. The chosen schools will have 3 days coding camp in their school lab where students will learn HTML5, CSS3 and jQuery Mobile to create website apps.
Schools which were not selected for the 2016 and 2017 program, they will have the opportunity to participate in the Hackathon. Six Hackathons will be held to reach 1,500 students. Each hackathon will have 250 participants where they will learn to build an app using LiveCode for 2 days.
Teacher Bootcamp is for all teachers who attended Immersion Camp in 2017 to learn about the module and activity after the camp.
The culmination of Coding@Schools is National Code Challenge where selected best teams from each category (Immersion, Alumni and Hackathon) will compete for final prizes.
Coding@Schools is a program to help kids learn how to code.
Coding in the internet age is like basic literacy skills - it enables any individual or child to create beautiful content on the cyber space - where tomorrow's opportunities lie.