Kids these days are quite intelligent than before. They know how to use gadgets before they start their pre-school. So, to make those smart kids smarter, Katy Lynch and her husband Craig Ulliott from Chicago are working on Codeverse, a startup that intends to help kids learn to code.
Founded for the purpose of teaching one billion children to code, Codeverse is the world’s first vertically integrated platform and hackable classroom designed to teach children ages from 6 to 12 essential skill of coding. With the help of its kid-friendly programming language KidScript, children will code projects, apps, games and show their creativity.
“Learning to code at a young age is an absolute necessity for all kids,” says Lynch. “Coding today is so much more than computer science; it’s a way of thinking that promotes intellectual curiosity, problem solving and creative expression. These are the real skills kids need for their futures.”
Amazing Studio to inspire creativity:
The first Codeverse studio and technology platform is situated in Lincoln Park. Developed stealthily for over a year, this million dollar facility is full of collective and social elements, including a 20-foot screen that lets 10 children at a time collaborate on coding. After entering the cutting-edge studio, an iPad lights up with the student’s name, which they can use to navigate the space and write code using company’s own programming language, KidScript.
“As kids use the platform, the curriculum adapts to their skills and learning style,” says Ulliott. “The underlying data of the program also allows us to constantly refine the product. The studios double as the ultimate product testing ground.”
KidScript, a programming language for kids:
Company’s original programming language developed entirely for kids. Children will bring their own ideas to life through this simplified programming language while learning the craft of code. They will get feedback in real time, which you can’t from traditional coding. This creates an active learning environment and lets them fix their error on the spot.
High-quality professionals for on-site support:
While kids are learning through an adaptive curriculum, the Codeverse studio wants to help them with their on-site highly professional teachers. All of them are K-12 certified and are willing to help kids in learning code and developing social interaction.
So, if you want your kid to learn code through this integrated technology platform, sign up today. The membership starts from $125 that includes two studio sessions, as well as access to two online modules from home. The startup plans to build a studio in every major metropolitan area in the next five years and expand globally after that.