- Variety of learning materials: A mixture of learning tools including books, tutorials, PowerPoints, videos, and projects
- PROJECTS, PROJECTS, PROJECTS: The ability to have someone work with projects with you is invaluable as well as two is better than one. In the real world you will work in groups so collaboration can help you learn faster than learning yourself. Also, projects help you become a self sufficient learner and think for yourself.
- Mentors: guide or guides, a learning leader or industry professional: Having a teacher that had been in the industry for a few years and a best friend that has been in the industry for ten years helped me to bounce my ideas and practices off of them and they helped guide me in the right direction if I was doing something incorrectly. Ten minutes of conversation could save me weeks of heartache and incorrect learning.
- Peers learning the same-thing at the same time: Peers who were working at the same pace I was helped a lot with learning new things or getting un-stuck when I was stuck. As you will soon learn when learning to code you can search hours for a mistake when
- A clear learning plan: Knowing day by day and week by week what I am going to learn and what I am going to practice. It helps keep you accountably
In my video course I act as your guide. I provide a learning template along with videos and learning modules that help you through the basic syntax and implementation of the concepts I introduce. I also give you projects and provide a community of other learners that are learning the same thing that you are at the same time. You can bounce ideas off of each other when you are stuck. Access to mentors. Learn what practice experienced developers use to increase their learning or efficiently complete projects. Don’t just listen to people who learned in silos but hear video interviews from a range of freelancers and industry professionals. I do not pretend like my course is the end all and be all of everything you need to learn how to code. It is not and I will not pretend it is. I will give you a few resources to use and show you how to use them so you can develop the system that is best for you. The most important thing is that after this course is you become an independent learner and learn how to search for accurate information yourself. You will be equipped with about five completed projects by the end of the course to add to your portfolio and expand your knowledge. The best way to teach yourself to code is to combine a method of sources that work best for you. Also note that what I teach you in my course will save you $5,000-$15,000 over attending a bootcamp.
Here is my free course to get you started: http://stemgirl.teachable.com/courses/freehtml
Here is the pre-sale to my 8-week course: You get full access to what is available now+all added course material in the future.The pre-sale is only $100 and the regular price will be $500 http://stemgirl.teachable.com/courses/html-css-8-weeks
Ps. My favorite way to learn how to code is online videos+freecodecamp.com+meeting-up weekly with other learners+emails to my mentors.