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Embark Labs Student Profile: Frances Castro Wogrammer
12 year old Frances Castro built "GetFitFast" at Embark Labs and is now paying it forward by coaching other young coders
Local company offers children keys to 'Embark' on careers in coding Los Altos Town Crier
The Peninsula-based company, founded in November by Jessie Arora, works with children, some as young as 6 years old, using a project-based approach. Los Altos native Brian Van Dyck is their director of curriculum and instruction.
Embark Labs teaches kids to code by creating real projects and solving real problems Code To Learn Foundation
Brian Van Dyck is on a mission to empower young people to become creative problem solvers. At Embark Labs, instructors embed fundamental computer science concepts into the program, so students have a deep understanding and a strong foundation when they begin coding.
Brian Van Dyck directs curriculum at Embark Labs summer programs In Menlo
By his count, middle school teacher Brian Van Dyck has taught 5,000 students about computer science over the past 20 years. He is currently doing so at La Entrada Middle School in Menlo Park where he offers Innovative Computing Experience as an after school academic credited course. This summer he will be offering classes through Embark Labs in Mountain View and Menlo Park, CA.
Going beyond the 'hour' of code MV-Voice
Teaching computer science and coding to young kids is a fresh and relatively unexplored frontier in public education that's experiencing an explosion of interest. The recent push to get more STEM fields into the classroom has millions participating in the annual "hour of code" event, and schools and local education companies are working to take it to the next level.