Facility Live

Facility Live

Starting from 2017 FacilityLive is pledging to make its initiative Coding4Kids, a private coding session for 4th grade students, an all year round initiative, thus hoping to contribute to making Europe Code Week too to become more than just an annual event. FacilityLive will organize a Coding4Kids event every month in order to give all the 4th grade students of the city of Pavia (500 kids in total) the possibility to learn how to code by attending one dedicated coding session before the end of the scholar year (June 2017). After a first piloting phase FacilityLive is pledging to repeat this initiative every year with the possibility to include also a specific training for teachers.

 

Coding4Kids is a format developed by the Italian hi-tech startup FacilityLive, with the support of the Municipality of Pavia. It consists in a private coding session for 4th grade students to be held inside the headquarters of FacilityLive. Coding4Kinds aims to promote digital skills and help kids to start approaching the world of technology and coding. 

Pledge Category

Digital skills in education

Pledge's geographical scope

Time period

Start date: 01/01/2017
End date: 30/09/2017

Other Pledge details

Local/National scope: Local
Public Funding: NO
Coding4Kids is totally self-funded by FacilityLive, and so it is our pledge.

Facility Live

FacilityLive is a search driven next generation technology for the organisation and management of information with patents granted in 44 countries worldwide.

Qualitative Impact

Coding4Kids aims to engage children to empower themselves for the future that awaits them, by letting them have fun trying coding. At the end of every session each kid receives a diploma from FacilityLive. The idea is to have a process of gamification and reward, ensuring that, once home, the children can continue on their path of discovery.
The key factors of the success of Coding4Kids are:
• The centrality of the students who learn coding as a new way to improve their creativity;
• The learning-by-doing method that is used to teach coding to the students;
• The location, i.e. FacilityLive’s headquarters, that shows students how the competences that they are going to learn can be used in real life;
• The tutors, that are real developers working for a very successful tech start-up scaling up globally, who have the real feeling to be protagonists as engaged citizens in their society too, by sharing their knowledge and their competences with students.

On the one hand the format increases the likelihood that children will continue on the coding path, on the other employees may be more inclined to engage in coding volunteering also outside their working environment. Teachers learn new ways of teaching and become a bridge between students and their parents with coding experts for potential self-organized spin-off sessions. Coding4Kids is, indeed, also a great chance of team building for students, teachers and employees and for community building among citizens of different age groups.

Quantitative Impact

Indicator Description Target Status
People trained face to face/ students primary education 4th grader (9 yo) that will receive private coding sessions in Pavia 500 Completed

Pledge progress

Evidence about progress

500 students trained. 18 coding session organized out of 18, involving 13 Primary Schools of Pavia and more than 30 of our employees as teachers and tutors. Spent 36 hours in coding.

Milestones

Milestone name Completion date Status
Meet with local institutions and school boards to present the pledge 12/01/2017 Completed
Hold 18 coding sessions for 23 4th grade classes of the primary schools of Pavia 08/06/2017 Completed
Hold an assessment meeting with the Pavia school boards to collect feedback and define a possible training for teachers to be started in the school year 2017-2018 30/06/2017 Completed
Prepare the plan of the Coding4Kids edition for the school year 2017-2018 30/09/2017 Completed