codeSCTY

leverages Hip Hop and youth culture to develop core competencies in computational thinking and coding.

Date: February 20, 2017
Services: Music, Curriculum, Annotation Software

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Put the soul in the flow, that’s controlling the code

</codeSCTY> disrupts the current teaching models in Computer Science Education. Think “Hamilton for Systems Thinking” or “Schoolhouse Rock for Coding.” It is an interactive experience that emphasizes computational thinking, code readability, and simplified syntax structures, allowing the average user to understand the system as a whole. 

The Rapport Approach

Computer science is one of the fastest growing industries in the world, yet when you think of the face of computer science, the image is decidedly white and male. Through the </codeSCTY> app, minority students will be able to access music and curriculum that indulges their passions and reflects their humanity, as they develop core competencies in computational thinking. After an intensive research process, Rapport Studios collaborated with Soul Science Lab to produced original music that clearly explains complex coding vocabulary, concepts and processes. </codeSCTY> music is featured on The Annotator, an eLearning platform developed in conjunction with NYU’s MusEd Lab that allows for the user to engage with lyrics by virtually annotating key words. Our Curriculum Developers integrated the </codeSCTY> music into carefully scaffolded lessons that encourage students to visualize and physicalize coding language. Culturally relevant connections show students that they know more than they think they do, boosting confidence and awakening a sense of ownership over their learning experience.