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Spring 2021 Winners!

April 30, 2021

They learned, they coded, and they won. Here are the Spring 2021 Youth Coding League winners!

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Round 2 Winners

April 21, 2021

The Final field is decided. Check out the teams making their last stand for prizes and glory in the Finals at the link!

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Round 1 Winners

April 16, 2021

These teams are really rolling now! Check out the teams moving on to Round 2 at the link.

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Round 1 Voting is Open

April 12, 2021

They hung tough through the preliminary round and are ready to face off against all of the teams in the Youth Coding League! Cast your votes in Round 1 of the playoffs now until Wednesday at noon at the link.

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Preliminary Round Winners

April 9, 2021

The field is officially set! Find out which project will represent their school in the playoffs at the link. Big congratulations to all of the teams moving on in the Community Favorite and Technical Merit rounds, and keep working on those projects as you see just how fierce the competition is across the league! The next round of voting kicks off Monday, April 12 at noon.

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Postseason: Overview

April 2, 2021

Projects are coming together and the competition starts Monday. Here's a rundown of what to expect in the Spring 2021 postseason! In the Community Favorite category, schools vote internally in the preliminary round to select one project that will represent them in the rest of the postseason. After one project is selected, schools are seeded into a bracket based on their regular season ranking and projects with the most votes in their matchup proceed to the next round. In the Technical Merit category, projects advance through a similar bracket based on scores from a team of professional software developers who evaluate the projects for coding proficiency and skill. What does it take to bring home big prizes? Check out past winning projects at the link.

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Postseason: Past Winners

April 2, 2021

After a regular season of hard work and skill development, Youth Coding League teams are getting ready to compete in the postseason in Community Favorite and Technical Merit categories. Check out the game film from past seasons to see what projects have taken home prizes at the link.

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Postseason Group Work Begins

March 23, 2021

With 8 sprints of skill-building behind them, our coders are putting their efforts and new knowledge towards a group project that showcases everything they've learned this season. Big prizes are on the line; check them out at the link.

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Sprint 8

March 15, 2021

It's Sprint 8, the final sprint of the season before coders break out into groups for work on their postseason project, and middle school coders are focusing on reflection and curation while junior high coders look at reflection and sequencing. Take one last look at what coders are learning in the regular season at the link.

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Sprint 7

March 15, 2021

Loops are the computer science basic of the week for junior high coders, and middle school coders are taking a stab at parallelism in Sprint 7.

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Sprint 6

March 15, 2021

Variables hit the computer screens of both our middle school and junior high coders this week with Sprint 6. Additional information on what coders are learning and doing is at the link.

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Sprint 5

February 25, 2021

We're in the second-half of the Spring 2021 regular season, and this week in Sprint 5, junior high coders learn how computers can react to what's going on through sensing as middle school coders begin on procedures. Go in depth on what coders are learning in Sprint 5 at the link.

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Sprint 4

February 15, 2021

This week, coders are battling winter weather to keep building their computer science skills! Middle school coders attack sequencing while junior high coders continue exploring events in Sprint 4. Find out more about what computer science basics they're working on this week at the link.

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Early Season Leaders

February 15, 2021

Scores for Sprints 1 and 2 are live, and early leaders are topping the standings page. Middle School Division initial leaders include St. Henry, Chaffee, the SEMO Homeschool Warriors, Mcnabb, and Sikeston's 5th and 6th Grade Center, but it's early and those scores are CLOSE. Junior High Division leaders are our friends up north at Christ Community Lutheran School, St. Henry, Scott County Central, Eagle Ridge Christian School, and Oran Elementary School. It's still early, and there's a lot of opportunity for movement. Well done on a strong start to our leading schools! Get the full rundown on current standings at the link.

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Sprint 3

February 9, 2021

Sprint 3 is happening this week, and middle schoolers are learning about loops while junior high coders work with conditionals. Learn more about what computer science skills coders are honing at the link.

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Sprint 2

February 1, 2021

Middle School coders will be introduced to conditionals while Junior High coders work on events in the second Sprint of the Spring season. Details on this week's sprints are at the link.

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Scoring Playbook

January 25, 2021

While coders are hard at work on Sprint 1, find out how they'll fill out their coder profiles this season with the YCL's competitive element. Find out how they'll be competing, sprint-by-sprint, at the link.

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Middle School Spring 2021 Curriculum

January 21, 2021

Middle School YCL coders will work their way through the Friends curriculum, rated as intermediate for difficulty level, where they'll learn the basics of computer science and apply those skills in 8 different sprints that focus on entrepreneurship and friendship.

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Junior High Spring 2021 Curriculum

January 21, 2021

Junior High YCL coders will work their way through the advanced Sports curriculum, where they'll use computer science to simulate extreme sports, make their own commercial, and create commentary for a sporting event. Follow along to see what these bright young coders build this season!

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Sprint 1

January 21, 2021

The Spring 2021 YCL season is officially on! In Sprint 1, coders in both the Middle School and Junior High division are introduced to programming, the curriculum in CS First, and Scratch, a block-based coding language coders will use to apply their new skills throughout the season. Follow along with their progress at the link.

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Spring 2021 YCL Roster

January 15, 2021

This season's roster is packed with competitive schools ranging from Kansas and West Kentucky to Vermont. Check out all of the participating teams at the link!

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