Jam Academy. Laptop, tuition and virtual code coach all in one.
We hope all our coders, parents and teachers are safe and well. As a business, we have been hit hard by the necessity for schools to close. To put it simply we have lost access to 100% of our customers.
We truly believe that something good can and will come out of every situation. No matter how difficult. Exceptional times cause exceptional problems which need exceptional solutions.
We always planned to offer a distance-learning option. We knew there were so many children that weren’t accessing our courses that we felt it was something we needed to introduce.
The feedback from our first students has been incredible. I think we have struck the right balance of fun, education and creative tasks to keep children engaged and happy. The Academy offer is simple:
- Parents and guardians sign up to the academy either as a weekly subscription or 7 week block.
- They then receive a laptop and some simple instructions to get logged on.
- The laptop is pre-loaded with educational software for their children to learn digital literacy, coding and computing as well as cross-curricular subjects such as maths, english PE and so on…
- The virtual classroom will contain tasks, challenges and lessons for children to complete then submit work back to the group.
- Ongoing support and assistance is provided by Jam Coding.
- We will be setting these workshops with detailed explanatory videos and notes for children to use.
- New content will be posted and added to the library on a regular basis to ensure children have plenty of new lessons and challenges.
The workshops are cross-curricular and allow children to continue their education whilst schools are closed at a time convenient to them. This will supplement and enrich any lessons that are also being sent from school. The sessions will be fun, engaging and challenging and are for Years 1 – 6.
All materials are written by qualified teaching professionals from Jam Coding and the teaching community.
HOW TO JOIN THE JAM ACADEMY
If you want to access the Jam Academy please order through our website here:
- All laptops will be dropped off directly to your house and left in a secure place.
- All technology has been fully anti-bacterially cleansed.
- Staff dropping off laptops will use anti-bacterial precautions as required.
- We ask that equipment is re-cleansed before being returned.
- After your hire period you can arrange to carry on with your hire and tuition package or return your laptop.
- We will htne pick your laptop back up.
- There is a £50 refundable deposit for the laptop.*