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Coding at Signet

Signet introduces coding program from Kindergarten to Grade 12 starting January 2018.

 

What is coding?

Coding, in simple terms, is telling a computer what you want it to do, which involves typing in step-by-step commands for the computer to follow.

 

Why?

As part of Signet’s mission to create leaders and equip them with the necessary skills they will need to be leaders, the school recognizes the need to understand the new workplace. Coding/computer programming skills are becoming increasingly important. Over the next 10 years, it is estimated that there will be 1.4 million jobs in computer sciences and only around 400,000 graduates qualified to do them. Jobs not directly linked to computer sciences – such as banking, medicine and journalism – will also be affected by the need for at least an understanding of programming and coding.

This will give Signet educated students an advantage in the changing workplace as well as the opportunity to lead. There are also many benefits to learning coding, other than using it as a programmer. Coding is not only another language they will just become literate in, but it promotes problem-solving skills, cooperation, algorithm development, logical reasoning, troubleshooting skills, innovation etc…

 

How?

Students will take weekly workshops that will progress through three stages depending on their experience and ability. By the time students have graduated from Signet, they will have used programs that teach them how coding works, as well as various coding languages using various commands to (draw, learn how to program apps, compute math operations, and use programmable robots to solve various problems and challenges etc…)

Please contact the office at 416.750.7515 x1001 to schedule a tour or to find out more information.