Dekalb Christian Home Educators


Beginning Coding (3rd-5th) :: Fall 2023

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Teacher: Jessica Taylor
Date/Time: Friday - 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM
Room: Classroom 23
Department: Elementary
Grade Level: 6-10 years old
Maximum Enrollment: 12

DESCRIPTION: This program is an in-depth exploration of today's cutting edge technologies for 3rd to 5th grades; and provides a structured, engaging environment for older elementary students to explore and learn about technology.  In Early Adopters - Mission: Innovation, students become astronauts, practice coding and computer skills, and learn how technology can be used to help enhance a story by designing their own virtual reality world using CoSpaces Pro and bring their own creations to life using coding in the Scratch and MakeCode programs.  Please note this class is organized by Jessica Taylor, sponsored through Thrive Preparatory, and taught by Compudopt.  Participants will receive a FREE refurbished computer after successfully completing the course.

AGES: 3rd-5th Graders

COST: This is a FREE course. There is a $5.00 DCHE Registration Fee (for WiFi)


  1. Parent Volunteer Signup for 2 Sessions: Parents must volunteer to stay in the class for 2 of the 10 sessions. After registering for this class, please complete this form to confirm your 2 class sessions.
  2. Compudopt Registration Form: In order to secure your seat in the class, the Compudopt Student Registration Form (attached below) must be completed and returned to Jessica Taylor at
  3. DCHE Registration: After completing steps 1 and 2 above, Log in and add this course to your DCHE Registration by clicking on the "Enroll Student(s) in this Class" button above.  Please note: While this course is free of charge, there is a $5.00 facility technology fee for WiFi usage. 

CLASS DATES: Please see the Class Dates below:

  1. September 8, 2023
  2. September 15, 2023
  3. September 22, 2023
  4. September 29, 2023
  5. October 6, 2023
    October 13, 2023 - NO CLASS FALL BREAK
  6. October 20, 2023
  7. October 27, 2023
  8. November 3, 2023
  9. November 10, 2023
    November 17, 2023 - NO CLASS
    November 24, 2023 - NO CLASS THANKSGIVING BREAK
  10. December 1, 2023 - LAST CLASS
    December 8, 2023 - NO CLASS

File Attachments:   Thrive PrepCompudopt Program Early Adopters Registration Form.docx (43 KB)
Thrive PrepCompudopt Program Early Adopters Registration Form.pdf (126 KB)