Have a gifted Homeschooler looking to learn Computer Programming?
GiiLD is looking to partner with active, intentional, homeschool parents who have students interested in computer programming.
At GiiLD we look to engage each learner in ways that elevate problem solving skills through personalized and project-based learning.
Our approach is simple: ditch "courses" and offer Challenges instead. The GiiLD app offers cool Challenges that engage the students.
You do not need to have computer science training to leverage the power of GiiLD. Please fill out the form and we will reach out to you soon!
Common questions we hear from parents...
Q: Do I need to be a programmer?
A: No, the kids will learn and teach themselves.
Q: What happens when they have questions or get stuck?
A: A mentor will help them get unstuck and the kids will work together to solve problems
Q: I don't know where to start. Where do I start?
A: Let the kid look at the Challenge and see which ones they like or don't like. For more details about each Challenge, you can register and search the Challenges section of the site.
Q: What do I need in order to start?
A: A computer with a browser.
Q: How much does it cost?
A: GiiLD is trying to do it's part with the economic impacts of Coronavirus and its effects on hourly workers all over the world. Until further notice, GiiLD is entirely FREE. Please let those affected by the economic downturn that they, too, can learn to program for free on GiiLD.
By replacing courses with custom Challenges, we are emphasizing a project-based approach.
By encouraging students to figure out the "next steps" we are encouraging a totally personalize learning model.
The GiiLD Groups allow parents to monitor each student's personal journey through their Challenges.
"WE MIGHT HAVE TOLD SOMEBODY IN THE PAST, HERE'S YOUR TASK, HERE ARE THE EXACT STEPS YOU NEED TO TAKE TO ACCOMPLISH IT. (WE) SHOULDN'T DO THAT ANYMORE. (INSTEAD) HERE'S THE OUTCOME I WANT; YOU FIGURE OUT HOW TO GET THERE"
- Robert Brooks Brown, Commander of the United States Army Pacific