SkilStak produces Full Stack Engineers. Everything in our core material focuses on this priority, but we do have a lot of fun along the way, creating games, Discord® bots, apps, playing SecOps capture the flag, building stuff in Roblox® and Minecraft®.
Age is never a problem--moreso now than ever with our semi-private lesson format. Your limiter will likely be typing and math. Have a look at levels to get a sense of it.
Rather than grades, students produce specific projects in each course that demonstrate immediately their mastery of the material that can be referenced in resumes and applications and which stand on their own as proof of the skills learned.
Student do receive a certificate (to accompany their demonstratable project work) when a course is completed to mastery.
Courses are composed of SOIL modules (usually 10-20 minutes each) that often include a video. Students progress through courses at their own pace. The number of modules per lesson depends entirely on the student.
Students are strongly encouraged to identify a partner who will motivate and challenge them. Otherwise, one will be provided.
Completely private lessons are one-on-one (with an adult present).
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Our agile courses often change literally in the middle based on significant changes in the industry. This rate of change is unsettling at first, but absolutely essential for any technologist or educational organization that wishes to produce capable, modern technologists. The industry has actually invented the term "framework fatigue" because major changes happen within months.
Unfortunately few educational organizations do keep up--including some that might seriously surprise you.
Another example is the number of organizations still teaching Python 2, which has been deprecated for more than 5 years and will be completely unsupported by the Python Foundation in 2020.
Or the fact that College Board AP is still teaching object-oriented Java inheritance even after being roundly dismissed by the industry several years ago as a best-practice leading to bloated, broken source architectures. Even one of the "three amigo" creators of OOP cites inheritance as his greatest regret pushing interfaces and composition instead.
This is why SkilStak developed and promotes the SOIL open standard to keep up by managing educational content granularly and immediately as "knowledge source" in exactly the same way that source code is managed. It is literally the only way to keep up.
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