Why codenplay?

CodeNplay was born in 2017 bcause we remarked that in a world increasingly shaped by digital technologies, it becomes essential for every citizen to be able to understand the basics and to seize the opportunities. 

 

Regardless of the employment sector things are modelled, quantified and facilitated by computer processes, in daily life.  Understanding the functioning of digital tools, and therefore the programming bases behind them, becomes crucial in many aspects: equal opportunities, the labour market, ethics, etc.
 

To support this digital revolution and enable everyone to be part, CodeNPlay (non-profit) has set itself the mission to educate our children in digital technology, by helping primary schools integrating an coding and technologies into their curricula. We offer our extracurricular activities, where we demonstrate through practice what digital education and programming means. We provide also the trainings of teachers or student teachers and the creation of a high- quality curriculum. 

Why should you learn coding in primary school ?

Children live in a world that has become technologically advanced. Children are growing up in a world full of technology. But the truth is that they often have a great interest in technology and they are a large target group of tech companies. But do they really  understand how devices work without being educated? Teaching children to code, while making them aware of the use of digital tools (social networks, online safety, digital tracks...), allows them to take control of the machine and use them informed, creative and active rather than passive. Learning coding at school is the condition to reach everyone. 

 

Pedagogical opportunities

Learning how to programm is in many ways similar to learning a new language: the earlier children are gettng in touch, the more comfortable they will be. A coding course exsists of different pedagogical benefits and makes it possible to develop in a fun way transversal skills such as: creativity, collaboration, project implementation or sequential problem solving... 

 

More girls

Attracting more girls to computer science (highly masculinized) is absolutely necessary to ensure gender equity and to meet employment challenges. To fight against the prejudice that 'computer science is for boys', it is essential to stimulate the interests to computers when they are young and less influenced by the prejudices conveyed in our society. Thus, if they dicscover a passion for computers in elementary school, they will dream about a job in engineering or computer science. 

Our values

Fun

As one schoolhead described perfectly: while playing and having fun during our activities, children don't even realize that they are learning a lot!
Similarly, we want all team members to have fun as well. 

Inclusivity

Making the digital world accessible to everyone is at the heart of our project. By getting in touch with primary schools we can reach all the children, regardless of gender or income.
We emphasize particulary that we ensure that our extracurricular activities are having affordable or free rates in economically disadvantaged areas.

Social enterpreneursip

The passion for entrepreneurship combined with strong social motivation has led us to define ourselves internally as a non-profit start-up.
We are driven by the desire to move forward, to take risks, to innovate, while having as our unique objective to participate positively in the evolution of society, in the crucial field of education.

Confidence

The school is a particular environment, which is impossible to understand without experience in the field. For this reason we are going to schools to create, test, show and consolidate our curricula; our courses are in line to the practical realities of the school. 
Our team, a healthy mix of technical profiles (engineers, computer scientists,...) and pedagogical profiles (education sciences, teachers) always tries to combine digital skills with pedagogical experience. All the teammembers, regardless of their role at CodeNPlay, give activities in schools themselves. 

Our mission

Educate every child in the digital world

Our vision

Take the lead in the digital transition in primary schools by empowering teachers to train their students in ict: from problem solving to computational thinking and coding; digital citizenship and robotics