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A Look Back on Summer 2021 at Camp Coding Space

October 05, 2021

From June to August, we had a blast running a second successful year of Camp Coding Space Online. Campers demonstrated tremendous creativity and commitment as they built projects in Scratch and JavaScript using our online learning environment, and we witnessed some amazing moments, like one of our campers proudly sharing his creation with his younger brother. We also loved the shout-outs! In…

The Magic of Socratic

August 23, 2021

We often talk about our use of the Socratic method at The Coding Space. Why? Because it is integral to what we believe about learning: that it’s most effective when students are given space and time to forge their own connections. Our teachers are not pitchers of knowledge filling the cups of our students. Instead, our teachers act as stand-ins for the inner critical voice that we want our…

Welcome to Fall Semester 2021

August 06, 2021

Dear Coding Space Family, ​ We are so thrilled to welcome you back in person this fall! With locations opening back up in New York on the Upper East Side (we’ve moved!), Park Slope, and Long Island and a new location in Westchester, we can’t wait to see new and old faces and code together once again. With experience running an in-person test class over the summer, we are confident in our COVID-1…

The Coding Space Cup: Where Legends Are Made

June 02, 2021

Not sure what we’re talking about? Let’s do a thought experiment. Imagine the greatest computer scientists in history: Ada Lovelace, Alan Turing, Grace Hopper, Barbara Liskov, John von Neumann. Then imagine a league of teams named after these computational maestros, each competing for glory in an elaborate system of points, power, puzzles, and prizes. Now imagine the teams are made up of our…

Celebrating Scratch During #ScratchWeek

May 03, 2021

May 17-23 is Scratch Week, and we at The Coding Space can’t wait to celebrate! The weeklong virtual event promises tons of activities and surprises for the millions of avid Scratchers out there. In case you’re not familiar, Scratch is a block-based programming language designed for children and used by people of all ages in over 150 countries. In Scratch, beginner programmers and coding experts…

Introducing My Coding Space: a New Learning Platform

February 04, 2021

​Capturing Progress One of My Coding Space’s most powerful features is its ability to capture the progress of our students. As students move from dragging and dropping blocks in Scratch, to coding a two-player game in WoofJS, to building websites from a blank page, we’ll see it all—and so will parents. From class to class and semester to semester, we’ll have a complete record of our students…