CodeScty (pronounced Code Society) uses original Hip Hop music and videos to teach computer science concepts - Like Schoolhouse Rock for computer science.
Our suite of content provides a foundational understanding of how technology works in preparation for more advanced computer science education. We transform youth from passive users of tech to empowered problem solvers & developers.
CodeScty Suite of Content
The music and videos create a 1-to-1 relationship between the lyrics and computer science learning standards and serve as the vehicle to translate complex ideas. This includes “Concept” songs that teach actual computer science foundations, as well as “Perspective” songs that stimulate the imagination and inspire what’s possible in tech.
The lyrics in this song translate the primary concepts of Algorithm as well as Decomposition, Pattern Recognition, Abstraction, Algorithm Design and more.
These songs, The Plug and Like Dat! provide an entry point for students to understand and embrace the world of technology and computer science.
We are building an APP that makes our content accessible to anyone, anywhere!
Our curriculum brings computer science concepts to life in any learning environment.
CodeScty content is informed by NYC CS4ALL Blueprint & AP Computer Science Principles.
It’s no secret there is a lack of diversity in the technology industry. Young people are the highest consumers of digital technologies, but they don’t build the tech they use. They are being left behind.
CodeScty uses music, video and lessons to engage students’ interests and experiences to help them better comprehend computer science concepts. Culturally relevant connections boost confidence and awaken a sense of ownership over their learning experience.
Our method is based in culturally responsive education. CodeScty lessons relate CS concepts to popular culture and engage multiple learning styles to create a fun and inclusive learning environment.
Over the last several years, we refined this method to teach other academic subjects including US History, Global History and English. We worked with students who failed their NYS Regents Exams and after engaging our content, 67% of re-takers passed their exams proving the strength of our approach. We are applying the same strategy to computer science.
Risks and challenges
We assumed the full risk of founding CodeScty with no investment or capital. We have bootstrapped entirely up to this point by leveraging our consulting services to generate revenue to make small iterations and progress.This Kickstarter is helping us achieve a major milestone in creating a deployable product. More importantly, your contribution is positioning us for global scale where we can make a real impact.
In addition, the double bottom line of driving social impact and having a sustainable and scalable business is one of our primary challenges. Social impact is central to our mission. We are committing to B-Corp certification as a statement of our values. This clearly articulates the type of partners we are seeking and pre-emptively communicates our expectations and requirements for investment. We have been very intentional about corporate formation and have surrounded ourselves with advisors who are supporting us with the complexities of legal agreements, business formation and sustainable social impact business models.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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