What courses are available?
What do your students gain?
Where does this fit in my school?
What curriculum and instructional materials are included in this program?
How can a teacher of any discipline learn mobile app development & coding?
What ongoing coding support and tools are included?
MobileMakersEdu (iOS 1)
8th, 9th, 10th or 11th grade No prerequisite, full-year or one-semester option
- Intro mobile app development
- Fundamental CS and programming skills; aligned to CSTA standards
- Project-based learning; learn by doing
Students leave the course with 10 working iOS apps.
MobileMakersStudio (iOS 2)
10th or 11th or 12th grade Prerequisite: MobileMakersEdu (iOS 1)
- Advanced mobile app development
- More complex CS competencies and skills, aligned to CSTA standards
- Real-world projects; learn by doing
Students leave the course at an intern level.
This is coding students can relate to. Teens see real results with hands-on, project-based experiences by building mobile apps they can put on their own iOS devices.
Students develop key future-ready skills like problem-solving, collaboration, critical thinking, resourcefulness, and grit – all needed to be successful in today’s demanding marketplace.
“It’s been a class where I can do something different in school. Coding has been a great experience for me and the apps have been awesome.”
Student – Engineering Interest
We understand the pressure of stepping up CS enrollment, and we can help. The MME Program allows schools to address or refresh their coding offerings. Typically, schools integrate our programs as a 9th, 10th or 11th grade class. Our courses can easily align to AP CS – P and are designed to scaffold into AP CS A or an entrepreneurship course.
With this flexibility, the Program enables your school to meet the needs of ALL students, regardless of their post-secondary school intentions. Additionally, this course can be categorized as either CS or CTE, providing even more adaptability to your school.
“For four years, we’ve been wanting to figure out how to introduce mobile app development in our high schools. Now, Mobile Makers has provided THE solution.”
Greg Minter, Associate Principal — Prospect High School
Arlington Heights, IL
Instructional materials are offered via a learning management platform. Includes frameworks, pacing calendars, curated resources and materials – all anchored in App Development with Swift iBook curriculum from Apple. Geared towards 8th – 11th grades, the two courses can be adopted together to enable a pathway at high school, or one by one to fill gaps at your school. We also offer materials for you to teach the class as AP-CS-P.
MobileMakersEdu (iOS 1) – full-year or one-semester options
MobileMakersStudio (iOS 2)View Courses
“It was a lot of fun to learn about coding in Swift. I look at my iPhone differently now because I understand how some of the apps work on it.”
Student – Education Interest
- Phase 0: Guided and virtual prep work
- Phase 1: 5-day summer immersive bootcamp
- Phase 2: Three Saturday webinars during the year
Teachers learn the Swift programming language, the curriculum for a year-long course(s), best practices in Computer Science, pedagogy for successful iOS development courses, and are provided tool kits for creating authentic workplace environments.
“…Hands-on learning was great. Actually doing the challenges like I was a student, not a teacher.”
Amy Campbell, Teacher
“Love that you teach the teachers with the same format that we’ll be using with our students — so helpful, especially as a 1st year teacher!”
Peggy Hunt, Teacher
“Thanks for a great learning experience and for being an example of how I want to be in my classroom.”
Derrick Tiveron, Teacher
360 Degree Support:
Our Professional Learning Community augments teacher growth and continual development which is a *must* in this ever-changing field. Unique and core to this Program is the bringing together of expert educators and the developer community to ensure methods and content are both relevant to the marketplace, and motivating to students.
- Meetups to review Swift product updates, monthly newsletters, and one-on-one coaching.
- Professional learning network — A direct line of communication via message platform, Slack, with the MME iOS developer community and peers to troubleshoot and collaborate.
- Invitation to National Summit — annual meet up of teachers and iOS community to share and learn.
- Teacher Recognition Program where teachers are propped up and rewarded along the way for growth and ambition.
“I know where to find your master teachers if I need them. I keep in contact with Jason and Cathy from class, and am on Slack with Wade — he’s awesome by the way!”
Amy Campbell, Teacher — Oak Lawn Community High School
Oak Lawn, IL