Nine in ten parents want their kids to learn computer science.* However, this education is lacking in our schools.
At CurlyBrackets, we believe that if kids learn about programming, technology and business they can achieve great things. They can build whatever they want, be it games, websites or apps.
This course is designed to teach kids about how technology works, learn how to program and build fun projects. The best way to learn is to bring your own ideas to light and build your own projects.
This course is for kids aged 12 - 19 and runs after school from March to June.
Self-driving cars, drones, artificial intelligence, virtual and augmented reality will dominate industry by the time your child is an adult. This technology will be prevalent in virtually every industry from medicine to construction, education, finance. The people who understand and design this type of technology will have lifelong advantages.
Did you know that the founders of Apple, Microsoft, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Instagram, Tesla, Twitter, AirBnB and Minecraft all started programming when they were kids?
By understanding technology you get to take part in shaping and building the future.
That's where CurlyBrackets comes in.
We teach kids the fundamentals of computer science and programming so they can have a leg up on the future.
We believe that great education starts with a great teacher. An engaging teacher can be the different between a bored classroom and a class where the students feel inspired to learn. Our teachers are professionals that are good at what they do and want to share what they know with eager students.
We all learn in different ways. At Curly Brackets, we take time to get to know each and every student so that we can provide the best framework for every student to succeed. Our class sizes are small and our teachers give appropriate challenges to all the students. Regardless of age, interest or skill level.
Learning does not take place in a vacuum. Kids want to know why they are learning something. By starting with the end result in mind, we can break down the problem into smaller steps and then start building. This makes so much more sense, because at each step we know exactly why we are solving it and what it is leading to.
Does your child have Dyslexia, Dyscalculia, ADD, ADHD, Aspergers, etc? These conditions do not need to be a hindrance in learning for kids. The reality is that many successful people (especially programmers!) have these conditions. We believe it is a strength, rather than a weekness. Contact us to talk about how we can support your child.
The classes will be taught in either Norwegian or English, depending on the students in the class. The teacher speaks both English and Norwegian and will communicate with every student in the langauge they find most comfortable.
The classes will take place at Thormøhlens Gate 51, 5006 Bergen, the offices of VilVite.
The classes run after school from 4 PM to 6 PM. There are classes running on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. See the dates below.
A computer (Windows, Mac or Linux) with the latest version of Chrome installed on it. Chromebooks can also be used.
I'm Aleksander Malde. A programmer, designer, entrepreneur, teacher and co-founder of Curly Brackets.
My greatest interests are education and learning and I spend a major part of my time coming up with new and exciting ways for students to acquire knowledge and understand things deeply.
Many a child, and teenagers alike, have been educated in the craft of game development under the reign of my might… I taught a lot of kids how to code cool stuff!