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Code Central to Host First Annual Student Showcase Event at Innevation Center at Switch on January 12, 2019
Advanced Students to Showcase Projects in Web Design, Game & App Development, and Robotics
Guest Speakers include: U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen, Cindi Chang- Nevada Department of Education, Snehal Bhakta- Clark County School District, Britney Davis- STEM Director Girl Scouts of Southern Nevada, and more
Who: Code Central
What: First Annual Student Showcase Event & Guest Speakers
Projects in Web Design, Game & App Development, and Robotics created by student members of Code Central will be showcased in support of STEAM & STEM education advocacy and to celebrate the computer science skills the students have acquired at the centers. Learning to code opens up a whole new world of possibility and provides a deeper level of critical and logical thinking. Success in coding requires students to challenge themselves in ways one might not expect. Students develop a deeper understanding of math and problem solving, while learning to approach moments of uncertainty with confidence.
Guest speakers from Switch, CCSD, Nevada Department of Education, and Girl Scouts of Southern Nevada will participate in the showcase.
Raffle drawings for swag and refreshments will be provided.
Where: The Innevation Center at Switch
6795 S. Edmond St. 3rd floor
Las Vegas, NV 89118
When: Saturday, January 12, 2019
10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Interviews & Photo Opportunities available by request.
Contact: Michele Madole
ABOUT CODE CENTRAL
The first of its kind in Nevada, Code Central was established in March 2017 by brothers Eric and Brian Mendelsohn as an after-school tech center for youth to learn the fundamentals of programming, app development and computer science. The first center opened in March 2017 and due to the success of the flagship location and demand across the Las Vegas Valley, a second center was opened in May 2018. Code Central teaches students in a fun and collaborative space that inspires creativity — a place where youth can go to learn, grow, have fun, and be around others doing the same thing, with the guidance of experienced instructors. The company’s programs focus on enrichment and teaching real-world skills, adding to students’ overall education. Code Central combines personalized, self-paced learning with group projects that reveal the possibilities of coding.
Youth ages 7-17 can join Code Central on a month-to-month membership basis of either once a week or twice a week, at the days/times of their choice. Members also receive access to their projects from home, where they can work on them and practice as much as they’d like. Before joining, kids can try the program with a free intro session.
Code Central is open after school through the early evening and on Saturdays and Sundays, providing flexibility for a fun, educational experience.
Centers are conveniently situated in both Henderson and Summerlin to serve the needs of the entire Las Vegas Valley:
10545 S. Eastern Ave., Suite 110, Henderson, NV 89052 (Horizon Ridge Pkwy & Eastern Ave.) 702-790-3930
9516 W. Flamingo Rd., Suite #110, Las Vegas, Nevada 89147 (Flamingo Rd. & Hwy. 215)
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