Why is Learning to Code Important?
“In fifteen years we’ll be teaching programming just like reading and writing…and wonder why we didn’t do it sooner.” – Mark Zuckerberg
“Everyone should learn how to code, it teaches you how to think.” – Steve Jobs
The average computer programmer earns $60K per year as a starting salary and yes that is a nice incentive to learn to code but not the only reason! Coding teaches analytical thinking. It is a methodical step by step approach to solving a problem. Coding requires deep thinking and this will teach a student to pay attention to details and focus. When paying attention to the details one learns how to better solve problems and create solutions. The benefits a person obtains when learning to code are critical thinking, problem solving skills, persistence, courage to try something new, math skills, processing skills and determination to name just a few. This is why every student at Oak Hill Academy is exposed to coding.