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We believe computer science doesn’t have to be something that is highly complicated to implement into a high school’s curriculum. It should demystify coding for students and get them excited about the growing programming industry.

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LESS THAN 1% OF HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS ENROLL IN AP COMPUTER SCIENCE COURSES

ONLY 2.38% OF COLLEGE STUDENTS GRADUATE WITH A COMPUTER SCIENCE DEGREE

AROUND 1,000,000 MORE JOBS THAN COMPUTER SCIENCE STUDENTS WITHIN THE NEXT 10 YEARS

WE WANT TO DEMYSTIFY CODING FOR STUDENTS

Coding is something nearly everyone can do. It's fun and engaging, and it's a critical area of knowledge for students to get exposure to so they can be competitive as students, as entrepreneurs, and eventually in the job market. Programming is one of the highest paying jobs in a constantly expanding industry. We want students to understand that they can build apps just like the ones they use every day on their mobile devices, and to recognize their own potential to use technology in any path they choose.

FOR FOUR YEARS, WE’VE BEEN WANTING TO FIGURE OUT HOW TO INTRODUCE MOBILE APP DEVELOPMENT IN OUR HIGH SCHOOLS, AND NOW MOBILE MAKERS HAS PROVIDED THE SOLUTION.

                         —Greg Minter, Associate Principal, Prospect High School, Arlington Heights, Illinois

TRAINING + CURRICULUM + SUPPORT

Sometimes a new curriculum can be tossed over the wall in hopes that teachers will just get it. We won't do that to you. Relying on education specialists and subject-matter experts, Mobile Makers has created a training program that allows teachers to quickly get up to speed with both the technologies as well as the processes. We then support every teacher the entire way through the school year.

TEACHER TRAINING

Through this immersive training program, teachers will get up to speed with the Swift programming language using Apple's tools and Agile methodologies, and they'll learn how to implement the program in their classroom.

CURRICULUM

Each teacher receives a “classroom in a box” that includes everything from daily lesson plans and assessments to video tutorials and presentations. It’s a toolkit that still allows each teacher to be creative with how they run their classroom.

TEACHER SUPPORT

Our team of learning assistants and instructors will be available for you every step of the way. If you have a question or get stuck, we’ll get you the answer immediately. We want you to shine.

STUDENT BENEFITS

Build real iOS apps using Apple’s tools (students will use the tools developers use in the real-world)

Use agile project management techniques to build iOS applications from end-to-end (similar to a real dev shop)

Experience a development shop culture, navigating the language and work flow—where the teacher acts as the client

Learn the basics of computer science by building mobile apps on a device most of them already have in their pocket

Tear down the walls between the classroom and the marketplace by using the industry-standard tools

CURRICULUM STRUCTURE

The curriculum includes readings, screencasts, quizzes, instructor slides, and challenges for topics in each domain. Additionally, we include direction to official open-source documentation used by professional developers.

Screencasts

Quizzes

Instructor slides

Coding challenges

Dedicated learning assistants for teacher support

IT'S MORE THAN JUST CODING

Students will not only get familiar with the current technologies that professional developers used to make apps like Instagram and Snapchat, but also the real world simulation of what a development shop or “tech startup” actually feels like.

THE TOOLS

Students will use the same tools professional developers use to build the apps that are running on your iOS devices. They'll build their first app in the first week.

Students will learn to construct and apply each element of a mobile app, including views and view controllers, object oriented principals and much more.

THE ARCHITECTURE

From delivering working code to responding to changes, students will understand the Agile Manifesto and why it is used by most of the industry.

AGILE DEVELOPMENT

Teamwork is one thing, but collaborating with multiple developers on the same code can be challenging. Students will cover the basics of how to manage code in a team.

GIT & SOURCE CONTROL

REQUEST A SYLLABUS AND PDF OVERVIEW

We’re currently piloting the program with more than 500 kids in 7 high schools. Submit your email and we’ll send you a PDF overview on:

Or give us a call anytime at (773) 492-1868

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iOS bootcamp for teachers

Curriculum provided for each class

Support system for teachers and schools

Steps to implement the program at your school

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