What is WhiteHat Jr?
WhiteHat Jr makes kids creators in the new world with the first structured coding curriculum for early childhood. Kids learn logic, structure, sequence and algorithmic thinking to generate creative outcomes like animations and apps. All classes are taught via a live 1:1 Online platform connecting Top 99.9th percentile of certified teachers to kids 6-14 years of age.
The 10 ways in which WhiteHat Jr can change your child’s future:
1. Confidence and empowerment
When was the last time you were filled with childlike excitement about something? If it isn’t anytime recent then look into the eyes of a child doing coding. Coding fills children up with joy, very much like putting a magic wand in their hands and telling them to just create a better world. Children are so motivated to share the stories of how they wish to solve current problems in the world. This new age thinking is taught, through apps, animations, and games the kids themselves create at WhiteHat Jr. We take special initiative towards girls, empowering them through coding to make a difference in the world we live in today. We aspire to develop your child’s interest in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics), where he/she will find a multitude of opportunities to grow as it is the need of the hour.
At WhiteHat Jr, our teachers have been trained to discover the strengths of your child in learning and to support it by teaching them coding to develop their own creativity, unlike rigidly following lesson plans in traditional school practice.
2. Career opportunities
Learning how to code will open up a range of opportunities for children. Coding will give your children multidisciplinary skills (problem-solving, mathematics, storytelling and designing) whichever career path they choose, by giving them a competitive edge. Children pick up coding much faster and could even teach those around them, aspiring to be the leaders of tomorrow.
In today’s world, most job profiles in the job market are integrated or hybrid with technology. According to thebalancecareers.com article, hybrid (two or more disciplines interlaced with one another) careers are now taking the forefront of many vacancies in the job market. For example, business and technology are increasingly becoming more and more technical by the day with Big Data Analytics requiring quantitative skills like statistical analysis, which is being addressed by every business, for which the baby steps will be taken here at WhiteHat Jr.
WhiteHat Jr will not only ignite the enthusiasm for coding but will also patiently coach children to develop concentration and patience as they learn to piece together computational thinking and algorithmic thinking to create apps, animations, and games of their interest and choice.
Communicating their ideas, live on camera in one-on-one sessions with their teachers will put them in practice of framing their ideas for a third person to understand. This will give the child an outlet and a platform to express their ideas like never before. Not only that, it will develop the child’s ability to question when they don’t understand something and be confident that they will be heard and their problem will be solved through a joint effort with a teacher.
5. Creativity and curiosity
WhiteHat Jr encourages creativity and curiosity with the right amount of practice so that the brain is trained enough. WhiteHat Jr enforces creativity and the balance of the left and right sides of the brain by infusing logic with creativity through game development. With different levels of game development courses of increasing complexity, WhiteHat Jr’s courses serve to be the best answer when it comes to the question of which course will suit a child’s coding development. The courses at WhiteHat Jr are carefully laid out to meet the abilities of each student. With three custom price plans for every level of course, not only is WhiteHat Jr offering world-class education at an affordable price but also ensures that each student receives a customized learning experience.
Through the execution and solving of coding problems and sequences, children learn collaboration and teamwork with the wider international community through discussion forums. These forums such as Stackoverflow, not only give them the opportunity to interact with developers with all sorts of expertise and abilities to learn from and to teach what they have learned.
Coding at WhiteHat Jr is a fun process with each lesson as complex concepts are broken down into digestible bite-size chunks. According to this article, detailing why kids should learn to code puts it the best, “They also learn how to manage frustration and find a solution, rather than giving up when things get challenging. They develop strategies for debugging their projects. They learn to collaborate with others and they grow proud of their hard work. In the coding playground, children have fun while learning new things. They can be themselves and playfully explore new concepts and ideas, as well as develop new skills. They can fail and start all over again.”
As mentioned in this blog, coding activates cognition or higher thinking skills in the brain. WhiteHat Jr improve cognition through real-world applications of algorithmic and computational thinking involving logic, organization, analysis. This leads to structured progress into goal development and achievement for your child in math, and also in visual and spatial learning with pattern-finding activities involved in debugging challenge the brain.
9. C-suite suitability
According to the Harvard Business Review’s article, ranking in third place of “The Seven Skills Needed to Thrive in the C-suite” is “Technical and technological skills”. It further states, “A C-level executive needs to understand how technology is impacting their organization and how to exploit technology”. As the children of the digital age grow up, they will not only be handling people but also technology at the workplace and at home. As a result, it is very important for them to be able to critically evaluate the standing of such technologies in society and even in their organizations as they employ or are employed. At WhiteHat Jr., we follow the same logic.
As children are increasingly familiar with the technology they are creating, who they are creating it for and the social and environmental context they are creating it in, they will see the impact of their work on others’ lives. Hence, coding can create change in society. In sharing the technology or game they build, they will find some people might be receptive to it but others not so receptive to their ideas. On a subliminal level, it will help them develop strategies on how to make others embrace the app, game or animation they have created. As individuals themselves, they will be more receptive to new changes and in technology as they will be able to critically evaluate the effectiveness of the proposed change. Hence, coding can foster great leadership and change management in children.
The courses offered by WhiteHat Jr are for coding, but they develop your child in all the different aspects they need to succeed with core life skills. In the words of WhiteHat Jr’s candidate’s mother, Leena Shah, “WhiteHat Jr coding course is a truly unique course and kudos to the instructors! Shrey, my 10-year-old has developed a keen interest in coding after doing the WhiteHat Jr course. His logical thinking is sharper and can now easily relate to structures and algorithms and wants to create new real-world programs by himself. I wish every kid has exposure to this!”