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Fall session starts Sept 25! View the schedule here

We have updated our kids coding curriculum. For help with selecting the right class for your child, please call us at 773-382-0778 or come to a free Open House.

Columbus Day Team Challenge Camps are running on Monday, October 9. We have a morning Minecraft Build Challenge for ages 7-10 and an afternoon Design-Build-Code Challenge for ages 9-12

Monthly Minecraft parties start again on September 30. Reserve your seat now!

You can have a birthday party at Power Up Tech Academy! Contact us for more info.

We offer private lessons. Learn on your own schedule and pace! Contact us for more info.

CODING IS THE ULTIMATE
21ST CENTURY SKILL

We don't know what the future holds, but we know it will be absolutely dominated by computers.

Technology is transforming every industry.

Every scientific field relies on computing for the latest research and breakthroughs.

Digital literacy is becoming expected in all jobs (read this article about GE!)

Yet, most elementary and middle schools are unable to provide more than a rudimentary introduction to technology.

For tech-savvy kids and parents who can see where the trends are going, this is not enough.

Power Up Tech Academy was created to fill this void with engaging classes that take kids from beginner to pro.

WHAT KIDS LEARN BY CODING

Problem Solving

Break down the problem, plan an approach, find and fix issues

Logical Reasoning

Think in simple steps, identify patterns, build algorithms

Design Thinking

Observe, borrow, experiment, prototype, test and iterate

21st Century Making

Move from consuming to creating technology and knowing "how it works"

10 Reasons to Learn to Code

10 Reasons to Learn to Code

10 Reasons to
Learn to Code

OUR STUDENTS LOVE US

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HOW WE TEACH CODING

  • Hands-on creating
  • Video games you can really play
  • Minecraft mods and working servers
  • Live websites, and more...
  • iPad apps for younger kids
  • Drag and drop coding - no typing!
  • Games that kids know
  • Starting with basics
  • Build up skills through practice
  • Add complexity as experience grows
  • Low 4:1 student-teacher ratio
  • Individual attention every class
  • Custom projects encouraged
  • Kids share and learn from each other
  • Demo days to show off for parents
  • Social events with new friends
kids coding websites at a Power Up Tech Academy class

View Our Curriculum

View Our Curriculum

View Our
Curriculum

AS SEEN IN

chicago tribune kids section chicago parent magazine chicago techweek kids coding corner mommy nearest kids activities site macaroni kid activities site

built in chicago tech community Chicago Inno make it better magazine KidTrail The Maker Mom

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