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The world's most engaging and accessible online coding course for 10-15 year olds and educators who have a penchant for video games!
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FREE Programming Books and Courses

Supplement your learning with these complementary resources:

Free eBooks

  • Coding and Game Design” - Learn to code and build games using drag and drop coding blocks. Coding activities for 7-11 year olds. 
  • Implement Digital Technologies Now” - Easy to follow steps for schools, principals and teachers to implement the new Australian Curriculum Digital Technologies subject for P-6. 
  • Scratch course lesson plan” - Teach an 8-week drag and drop coding blocks course to students. Suits 7-11 year olds students. 

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Game Design Micro Degree

Our Game Design Micro Degree is the world's most engaging and accessible online coding course for 10-15 year olds and educators who have a penchant for video games! By the end of our course, your mastery over the Python language will enable you to build your own:

  • Computer games
  • Animations 
  • Digital projects

Have we caught your fancy? Read on to learn more about our course!

Here are just a few of the projects that you'll learn how to make in our course!
Here are just a few of the projects that you'll learn how to make in our course!

🐥 100% beginner friendly! 💙

Our course is designed to be engaging and accessible to everyone! So whether you're a 10-15 year old who has never written a program in your life or an educator who is keen to bring coding into the classroom, our Game Design Micro Degree is perfect for you!

✅ We start with the absolute basics of coding and work our way up to more advanced concepts.

✅ We use easy-to-understand language and relatable analogies to illustrate new ideas

✅ Educators, this course is super easy to implement in a classroom!


👩‍🏫 Supported autonomous learning 📖

Our course is self-paced, so you have the freedom to learn in your own time. Start at Level 1 and work your way up to Level 5 at whatever pace suits you!

✅ You get lifetime access to all of the materials used in this project, including all of the downloadable files for all the projects that we build!

✅ Everyone learns in different ways, so why should this course be any different? Take advantage of our wide variety of easy-to-follow video tutorials, step-by-step e-book guides, worksheets and super-fun challenges!


📚 A curriculum supported by expertise 🎓

We have developed our curriculum from years of experience in designing and delivering in-person coding workshops at schools, after-school programs, and school holiday programs for students.

✅ Our curriculum was developed by coding experts and is taught by seasoned tutors!

✅ Our curriculum has been actively creating change in our local community since 2016!

Our curriculum is supported by our expertise, experience, and our passion for what we do!
Our curriculum is supported by our expertise, experience, and our passion for what we do!

🥇 Get your completion certificate! 👏

Upon completion of this or any of our courses, you will receive a Coding Kids Certificate of Completion that you can show to all your friends!

🚀 Join the next generation of innovators, creators and change makers  🎨 

Coding Kids teaches children and educators worldwide how to code, create and innovate. Our programs are aligned with the Australian Curriculum.

Watch our on-demand video tutorials, read our learn to code e-books, check out our classroom tips and tricks, follow our lesson plans for schools, download our classroom worksheets, and access our downloadable project files from our website!

We have worked with:

  • Queensland University of Technology (QUT)
  • Queensland Government
  • Australian Centre for Robotic Vision
  • Griffith University
  • SoftBank
  • Queensland College of Teachers (QCT)
  • Australian School Library Association (ASLA)
  • Over 20 schools in Australia
  • ... and more!
The team at National Science Week 2018 in Longreach (outback Australia)!
The team at National Science Week 2018 in Longreach (outback Australia)!

🌐 Bonus content: Introduction to Web Dev  💻 

As a bonus for backing this campaign, we want to thank you by giving you an extra online course: Introduction to Web Dev for 10-15 year olds. Learn to build your own website from scratch with HTML and CSS! Whether you are a student or educator, Web Dev is a great new skill to learn.


🎯 Stretch Goals 🏆

As a bonus for achieving stretch goals, backers get to vote for their preferred additional courses. We want to give you what you want. So when we hit these targets, vote for your favourite course to add to our stretch goal targets!

We will add one new course when we reach $4000, and then again for every $2000 after that!

🔐 $4000

🔐 $6000

🔐 $8000

🔐 $10000


Options

🥇Web Development: HTML, CSS, & JavaScript for 10-15 year olds

🥇Coding blocks juniors: beginner level course using ScratchJr for 5-7 year olds

🥇Coding blocks: beginner level course using Scratch for 7-11 year olds

🥇Coding blocks: intermediate to advanced level course using Scratch for 7-11 year olds

🥇Creating digital solutions with Micro:bit for 10-15 year olds

🥇Creating digital solutions with Makey Makey for 8-11 year olds


Testimonials

Risks and challenges

This is our first Kickstarter campaign at Coding Kids. Our forte is delivering both in-person and online coding workshops for students and educators Australia-wide. We specialise in tailor-made programs that suit the needs of our partners, whether they are students, schools, or local libraries.

We love what we do! We are committed to our community, to the people who support the work that we do, and to the people who are working tirelessly to inspire the next generation of creators, innovators and change makers. We are committed to making this Kickstarter campaign a success for all of you, our fantastic supporters!

Emily de la Pena, Founder and CEO of Coding Kids, is an award-winning business owner. She built her career as a civil engineer for over a decade before pursuing her dream of STEM education and outreach. Emily was recently appointed on the Queensland Premier’s Anti-Cyberbullying Advisory Committee. Emily is committed to delivering a successful Kickstarter project on time and for the delight of our customers.

Emily was awarded 40 under 40: Top Young Entrepreneurs Brisbane and has been shortlisted for the Entrepreneur Award as part of the annual ARN Women in ICT Awards, Queensland Women in Leadership Award, What’s on 4 Kids Awards and the Queensland Pearcey Award, and Advance Queensland’s Community Digital Champion. Emily has also been on ABC Radio Brisbane, SBS radio, The Courier-Mail and various Australian news outlets as a thought leader on the intersection of education, business and technology.

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    A Philanthropist's Donation

    A donation to the Coding Kids cause! If you love what we do and want to support us in inspiring the next generation of creators, innovators, and change makers, then this is the reward for you.

    You will receive a very special thank you email and video greeting from the Coding Kids team.

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    The New Coder Starter Pack

    Get an early copy of our e-book "Coding with Python", hot off the press! Features include:
    - 10 hours of lessons, activities, summary worksheets and challenges
    - An introductory tutorial video series to help you get started
    - Easy-to-follow explanations for 10-15 year olds

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    The Early-Bird Special

    This one goes out to all of our early bird super-enthusiasts!

    This deal is available for 48 hours only, and gets you access to our Game Design Nano Degree for 10-15 year olds, as well as a few other sneaky gifts on us!

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    • Stretch Goals
    • Bonus Pack
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    The Enthusiastic Coder Toolkit

    Get access to our Game Design Nano Degree for 10-15 year olds!

    Our course is the world's most engaging and accessible online coding course for 10-15 year olds. It's 100% beginner friendly, and will take you from Coding Zero to Coding Hero in 50 lessons!

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    • Stretch Goals
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    The Committed Coder Toolkit

    Feeling a bit extra? We've got you covered!

    On top of our Game Design Nano Degree for 10-15 year olds, why not get access to a bunch of extra goodies, like our "Coding with Python" and our "Block Coding for Creativity" e-books?

    Includes:
    • Game Design Nano Degree
    • Stretch Goals
    • Bonus Pack
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    The Educator-Coder Toolkit

    Feeling SUPER extra? No worries, friend, we've got goodies for days!

    On top of our Game Design Nano Degree for 10-15 year olds, why not get access to a bunch of extra-EXTRA goodies?

    YOU get an e-book, and YOU get an e-book, everybody gets an e-book!

    Includes:
    • Game Design Nano Degree
    • Stretch Goals
    • Bonus Pack
    • "Coding with Python" e-book
    • "Block Coding for Creativity" e-book
    • Digital Technologies Teacher PD e-book series
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    The Power-Coder Toolkit

    This isn't even our final form!

    On top of our Game Design Nano Degree for 10-15 year olds, why not have all these e-books AND access to eight 1-hour live online tutoring classes?

    Enthusiastic coders, don't miss out on this great super-duper-extras pack!

    Includes:
    • Game Design Nano Degree
    • Stretch Goals
    • Bonus Pack
    • "Coding with Python" e-book
    • "Block Coding for Creativity" e-book
    • Digital Technologies Teacher PD e-book series
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    The ULTIMATE™️ Coder Toolkit

    The Ultimate Package™️ is the reward of your dreams.

    On top of our Game Design Nano Degree for 10-15 year olds, it comes jam-packed with everything from e-books, to a whopping sixteen 1-hour live online tutoring classes!

    Includes:
    • Game Design Nano Degree
    • Stretch Goals
    • Bonus Pack
    • "Coding with Python" e-book
    • "Block Coding for Creativity" e-book
    • Digital Technologies Teacher PD e-book series
    • 8x 1-hour live online tutoring classes
    • 90-min online private tutoring class
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    The Super-Educator-Coder Toolkit

    Feeling SUPER enthusiastic for your classroom coding experience? We're here to help, dear educator, we've got goodies for days!

    Grab our Game Design Nano Degree for 10-15 year olds for 30 students. That's right! This pack includes member access for you and 30 students.

    YOU get a Nano Degree, and YOU get a Nano Degree, everybody gets a Nano Degree!

    Includes:
    • 31× Game Design Nano Degree
    • Stretch Goals
    • Bonus Pack
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