Suha Islaih, Mississauga Code Club co-founder
My name is Suha Islaih I am a co-founder of Mississauga Code Club, computer science educator and the program coordinator at MCC. I have many years of experience in teaching computer science for people of all ages in Canada and abroad. I believe that coding is not only the top skill in the 21st century, but also as a universal language that allows people to cooperate with each other across physical and geographical boundaries. For young learners, I believe that coding helps young learners cultivate other benefits such as problem solving, critical thinking, creativity, persistence and determination.
At MCC, we work with kids to help them grow as producers of technology instead of being passive consumers of technology. To achieve this mission, we have developed effective approaches for teaching coding to young learners. For example, we use physical computing as an exceptional approach to introduce kids and youth to the world of coding and computer programming. This approach allows young learners to learn the basic concepts of coding, and robotics through fun, and excitement. Then, they start moving in the journey to learn different coding languages for different purposes. They might learn python to design games, or Java to make apps, and Java Processing to make animation, and C to code an electronic circuit.
Learning to code is a life- long Journey, we facilitate this understanding among young learners at MCC in many ways: Firstly, we offer quarterly after -school and weekend programs to offer MCC young learners opportunities to continue and grow in their learning pathways. Secondly, we ask students to bring their laptops so they can take their work and learning home so they continue their learning and exploring. Lastly, we rely on open-source materials to help kids grow as independent life-long learners.
Finally, our focus is not only tech skills. We focus on helping kids grow their human potential by offering them to volunteer, teach and lead at various events organized by MCC on our site or within schools, libraries, and other community facilities.
I would like to take this opportunity to invite you to visit MCC website www.mcode.club or call us at 416-992-6102 if need more information about our classes and programs.
I look forward to working with your children on our site.