First Code Explorer (Age 9-11)

The First Code Explorer program inspires technology savvy primary school students to go beyond mobile and computer gaming, and move to create their own games and apps. With the emphasis of creativity, First Code Explorer empowers students through problem solving using technology. Students learn computer science concepts, user-centric design, and mobile app development.

Structured Curriculum

Explorer Program offers a vigorous, multi semester curriculum that is catered for students to dive into the world of computer science and software development.

Emphasis on Hands-on Building

To cultivate their curious minds, our instructors guide students through their personal projects towards end of each term. Through the process, students learn to make their own mobile apps from idea to reality.

Strong Foundation on Concepts

Our curriculum emphasizes computer science concepts. Laying a solid foundation of such from a young age, students can apply computational thinking skills to solve problems in different facets of their lives.

"My son has really enjoyed his classes at FCA. He likes that he is learning very real, practical coding and STEM skills. I like that they take his progress and work so seriously, with weekly reports and parent conferences. He will definitely be continuing for the third year."

Parent of Austin, Grade 6 student at The ISF Academy
First Code Explorer (AX202 in Winter Term '16)

First Code Explorer Roadmap

Student's Progress

  1. Students follow our tested and proven proprietary coding and STEM curriculum
  2. Start by exploring the fundamentals of computer science using block-based language
  3. Advance into to a simple and visual syntax-based language, JavaScript and Python
  4. Students dive into a set of real life problems, using the framework of design thinking to tackle the problems.
  5. Now, it is time to change the world with our coding and STEM skills!

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Structure

  • First Code Explorer Program runs from Fall (Sep-Nov), Winter (Dec-Feb), and Spring (Mar-May)
  • 10-14 weekly classes per term, each class is 1.5-2 hours long
  • Class size up to 8 students
  • Exclusive invite to special one-off workshops
  • Individual feedback from instructor upon request
  • End of term one-on-one parent teacher conference upon request
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Program Dates

Format

10-14 classes per term

1 class per week

90 minutes per class

*Requires at least 4 students to form a class



Language(s)

English


What to Bring

A laptop (Mac or PC, preferably Mac) with a creative mindset :)

"So far it has been a very enjoyable and positive experience for Markus to take coding and STEM classes here. I have been looking for a constructive program in the market that can strengthen Markus’ knowledge in programming and most importantly enhance his creativity and logical thinking abilities. And I think he gets that here via doing interesting projects! Thanks!"

Parent of Markus, Grade 4 student at Chinese International School
First Code Explorer (AX102 in Winter Term '16)

Core Program Roadmap

AX101

AppJamming: Make Your Own App!

Course Info

Recommended Course to Join Core Roadmap

Equips students with the basic computer science knowledge and to utilize the software, App Inventor, to create a series of Android apps throughout the course. Suitable for students with no prior programming knowledge. AX101 is equivalent to Holiday Camp's module - AppJamming: Make Your Own App!

TUE WED THU FRI SAT SUN
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1:00 PM
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2:30 PM

AX102

AppJamming II: Apps for the Community

Course Info

Recommended Course to Join Core Roadmap

The AppJamming II course empowers students to solve real world problems through decomposing problems, researching independently as well as managing their projects. AX102 is equivalent to Holiday Camp's module - Intermediate AppJamming.

TUE WED THU FRI SAT SUN
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10:45 AM
to
12:15 PM

AX140

Digital Making with Micro:bit

Course Info

Recommended Course to Join Core Roadmap

Students will learn to program the Micro:bit which is a pocket-sized, fully programmable, single board computer with an array of useful features such as on-board accelerometer, compass sensors, Bluetooth, USB connectivity, an LED display and programmable buttons.

TUE WED THU FRI SAT SUN
Tainan
9:00 AM
to
12:00 PM

AX170

Virtual Reality with CoSpaces: Design your own VR world

Course Info

Recommended Course to Join Core Roadmap

Students get to explore the fascinating world of Virtual Reality through hands-on building their own 3D space. They will learn how to design a world in a 3D format, model objects as characters within our story, and guide the user through our new 3D world.

TUE WED THU FRI SAT SUN
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9:00 AM
to
10:30 AM
Syntrend
5:30 PM
to
7:00 PM

AX120

3D Minecraft Modding: Design Your Own Mods

Course Info

No Prerequisite Needed

This class covers the programming and technical concepts behind video game modding with Minecraft, suitable for children with no prior coding knowledge.

TUE WED THU FRI SAT SUN
Syntrend
5:30 PM
to
7:00 PM
Tainan
2:00 PM
to
4:00 PM

AX120 is equivalent to Minecraft Modding in Holiday Camps.

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