"Kids VALLEY" Future Learning Project
ー Career Education Support to Develop IT Professionals ー
This project is a joint effort between Tokyu Corporation and four Internet companies including CyberAgent, all located in Shibuya, and the Shibuya City Board of Education to enrich programming education in the city’s public elementary and junior high schools. An integrated public-private project, Kids VALLEY provides support for the development of programming curriculum for elementary and junior high students, classroom support and career education support for the development of IT professionals through visits to companies in the industry and other activities.
In 2019, the companies held programming workshops for elementary students during summer break, provided support and training for the development of programming curriculum for the city’ s elementary and junior high school teachers.
The goal of Kids VALLEY is the cultivation of world-leading talent in the field of IT from Shibuya, where CA Tech Kids is also based. The project also aims to contribute to the development of IT professionals in Japan by systemizing and raising the visibility of these educational initiatives to drive programming education nationwide.
Activities Scheduled for 2019
1. The Kids VALLEY Future Learning Project’s “Programming Summer Camp 2019"• Give children the opportunity to experience the fun of the trial-and-error process and coming up with original ideas.
• Provide career education that increases children’s interest in occupations such as programming and engineering through visits to IT companies.
• Create opportunities to deepen parents' and educators’ understanding of programming education.
Provide support for developing programming education curriculum at Shibuya’s public elementary and junior high schools, and conduct programming education training sessions for the schools’ teachers.
2. Class curriculum development & training for teachers
3. Programming education class support trialOffer support for classes at a portion of Shibuya’s public elementary and junior high schools (Schedule & schools: TBD)