Tokyo Coding Club: The Tech School That Inspires Students To Create The Future
Secure A Better Future For Your Kids With Fun, Intriguing And Creative STEM Classes
September 27, 2019
Education, Lifestyle, Sponsored Post
The Tokyo Coding Club is a year-round after school/weekend program which serves as a platform for young aspiring engineers and designers (aged 7-18) to study key skills for future employment. The club aims for students to unleash their passion and creativity through computer science and the new world of digital arts, allowing them to realize that they too can be a part of creating the modern world.
The Tokyo Coding Club (TCC) operated for five years under the radar through various methods and organization structures, starting officially in 2019. Today, together with a fantastic team of tech instructors from world-class universities and top tech companies, TCC provides a number of essential tech courses that inspires students to create the future.
Turn your kids into a coder, roboticist, digital artist or a video producer
Currently with 100 students, TCC offers a variety of courses that include coding, robotics, game development, design, animations, and more! For younger students, they incorporate fun and comprehensible gaming platforms for their coding classes, and Lego sets in their robotics classes, to make their learning experience fun and interactive. The classes are held without rigidly structured classrooms and are instead taught in small groups, helping to keep the learning environment more intimate and easier for students to ask questions.
“Classrooms are boring, and I personally felt that I can make this so much more interesting if I had the chance to express my field better.” -Sara, TCC instructor from the Tokyo Institute of Technology
Recently, due to rising popularity, they have begun offering YouTube engineering classes which teach students the tricks of making a great video on YouTube to be shared and heard worldwide.
Assisting future careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics
Although the conversation of future careers may be too early for younger students, learning the potential and excitement of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) will help map out their future, to then be executed at a later stage of their educational path. As the world continues to develop and things get more complicated and complex, being tech-savvy will become an essential requirement in the future for job security and other purposes.
“I didn’t know teaching artificial intelligence was possible to kids but hey, if they are interested, why not?!”
At the Tokyo Coding Club, professionals work side-by-side with younger students to realize their passion and interest in STEM. For their students, digital literacy is just a myth but the know-how of creating technologies is the future. Focusing on the practicability of the knowledge that students acquire is what makes TCC unique and different from other schools.
Creators and builders of the future
A typical week for students comprises of a meet up with their teachers to learn the fundamentals of their field. From coding to robotics, designs, and animations, students will take the time to absorb the basics and learn to apply them in their projects. Enrolled students may also attend the free coding club on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday to ask for help on their projects, or even just gather to have some fun with like-minded students.
The teaching team at TCC desires to reach out to younger students and make them realize that STEM is not just for nerds, but for the ones who want to change the world.
“I didn’t know teaching artificial intelligence was possible to kids but hey, if they are interested, why not?!” -James Borg from Tokyo University
From Bill Gates to Steve Jobs, Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg, they all had the chance to learn computer science at a really young age, contributing to the Silicon Valley tech boom that still thrives today. In the early days, it was hard for young minds to acquire such knowledge, but now, institutions like the Tokyo Coding Club make it possible for everyone!
Tokyo Coding Club
Prices: ¥4,000 per hour (STEM After School Program), ¥8,000 per hour (group lessons with 3 people max), ¥12,000 per hour (private lessons)
Address: Sunlit Nishiazabu SD Bldg. 3F, 3-24-16, Nishi-Azabu, Minato-ku, Tokyo
Customer Service Hours: Everyday by appointment from 11 a.m.- 7 p.m. (excludes public holidays)
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