First, Barrington 220 offered the one-of-a-kind Business Incubator class at BHS, and now the district has introduced an other innovative and exciting new program for high school students.
Barrington 220 has partnered with Mobile Makers Academy to add software development and coding classes, now available to students. High School District 214 is also a part of this pilot program. Coding classes are rarely seen at the high school level.
Over the course of 32 weeks, students will receive 130 hours of in-class coding instruction. High School students will learn iOS programming to build working mobile applications that use fundamental User Interface skills and Agile project
management skills. By the end of the year, the students will have built several basic mobile apps and learned some of the same project management tools used in professional development shops.
Teachers Tom Bredemeier and Brian Mathien went through an extensive 8-week “boot camp” with Mobile Makers this summer to learn how to code and develop this brand-new high school curriculum.