Youth Coding League

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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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