Apple brings coding training to more students in computer science education growth
Free Hour Codes Come to all Apple Store locations next week
Apple today introduced new resources designed to include encoding training through everyone, the code program to even more students around the world. As of today, customers can sign up for thousands of free Time of Code sessions available in all Apple Store locations around the world from December 1st to December 14th.
The company also introduced Swift Coding Club materials to teach coding outside the classroom with Swift, Apple's easy-to-learn programming language used by professional developers to create world-class programs. And to help prepare and develop students for the workforce, the company presented new Advanced Placement Curriculum and App Development with Swift Certification.
Today at Apple
For the sixth year, Apple will host the Code of Code daily encoding through Today in Apple from December 1
Multiple ways to introduce students to coding
To celebrate Computer Science Education Week, Apple created a new Time of Code Facilitator Guide to help teachers host sessions in the classroom using Swift Playgrounds and other iPad apps. Swift Playgrounds is available as free download in the App Store in 15 languages, including English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Chinese and Japanese.
To learn coding outside the classroom, a new Swift Coding Club kit teaches teachers, students and club mentors the tools they need to start their own coding clubs. The new set gives students of 8 years and over the opportunity to collaborate, prototype apps and explore how coding can make a difference in their communities by using fun activities from Swift Playgrounds and App Development with Swift.
Preparing students for the workforce
App The development with Swift curriculum gives college and college students the critical skills they need to qualify for high demand and high-skilled jobs. In the next school year, Apple will form a free AP Computer Science Principle's syllabus and curriculum, enabling secondary students to earn on Advanced Placement (AP) credit to learn App Development with Swift.
Students can also earn a certification that recognizes their knowledge of Swift, app developer tools and core components of apps. App Development with Swift Level 1 certification exams are offered through Certiport Authorized Testing Centers worldwide.
Apple and education
In 2016, Apple launched everyone's code, a comprehensive program and curriculum to help students from kindergartens to college and beyond learning coding to solve problems and prepare them for workforce. With teacher's guides and lessons, students learn basics on iPad with Swift Playgrounds, which uses real-time code to solve puzzles and control single-click characters. And App Development with Swift helps aspiring app developers build their first iOS apps. Today, more than 5,000 schools, community schools and technical colleges around the world use everyone to code curricula.
Apple Everyone Can Code Join Together Everyone can make as outstanding programs for teachers that help engage students in learning while building new skills in fun and meaningful ways. Everyone can make teaches students to develop and convey ideas through drawing, music, video and photos on iPad to help free the children's creativity.
Ryan James, Apple, email@example.com, (408) 862-5585
Apple Media Helpline, media.help @ apple.com, (408) 974-2042