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Industry Information

Get the scoop on the worlds of education, technology, esports, and STEM.

May 19, 2023

Why Coding Can Benefit Your Career

Unleashing the Power of Coding Across All Professions

April 7, 2023

Rubber Duck Debugging: History and Benefits

Discover the origins of rubber duck debugging, why it works, and why it has become so popular among programmers.

March 6, 2023

The Pros and Cons of Using ChatGPT in the Classroom

Discover How to Maximize the Benefits and Mitigate the Risks of AI in K-12 Education

January 18, 2023

The Importance of CTE Courses in High School Curricula

CTE programs offer in-field training, higher employment rates, and opportunities to explore interests.

January 11, 2023

Are Certifications in Tech Worth It?

Learn how tech certifications can boost your career and how to choose the right one for you.

November 2, 2022

The Day In The Life Of A Professional Coder

What’s it like to work in tech? See what goes on behind the scenes as we follow coders through their daily routine!

October 17, 2022

How Computers Turn Ones and Zeros into 3D Worlds

Discover exactly how computers take zeroes and ones and use them to generate convincing 3D spaces.

September 20, 2022

Top 5 Best Ways To Learn Computer Programming

Learn computer programming from the ground up with these 5 easy methods. It won't take long before you start seeing results.

September 12, 2022

LAB Midwest - The Complete Guide to Esports for Schools

Brought to you by LAB Midwest, this article provides a comprehensive guide to academic esports.

September 7, 2022

The Importance of an Effective After School Program

Effective afterschool programs help children develop skills they'll need later on in life. Discover what makes a great one!

June 17, 2022

The Future of CTE in the United States

Evolving our education system to prepare students for a world changed by technology is critical. 

March 2, 2022

Preparing Students for a Remote-Work Industry

It’s more important than ever to both accept and prepare students for the reality of remote work becoming mainstream.

April 22, 2021

Social Emotional Learning: Coders Need SEL too!

Discover six crucial social and emotional skills you need to develop to become the best coder you can be!

July 1, 2022

5 Surprising Coding Careers Outside of Tech

STEM Career Exploration: Discover five unexpected fields that are hiring coders right now:

June 13, 2022

We Won't be Returning to a Pre-Covid Curriculum

Many believe that because of Covid, grade school education will never be the same.

June 27, 2022

We Need to Talk About Tech Equity

How can we help and change the tech industry to become representative of our diverse population?

June 14, 2021

Unity Certified User Programmer: Tips for Test Success

Are you prepared for the UCU:P? Discover tips to this popular professional development exam.

July 6, 2021

Why Unity is the Best Game Engine for Beginners

We choose Unity because it’s the best game engine for beginner game developers. Discover nine reasons why:

July 6, 2022

6 Benefits of Adding Certification Opportunities to Schools

To best serve your school’s community, bring industry-recognized certifications to your school.

September 21, 2021

Your Students Should be Using GitHub

To build impressive project showcases, your students should be using GitHub. Here’s why:

October 22, 2021

How to Set Up a Great GitHub Profile

Follow the steps provided to set up a GitHub profile that will excite recruiters and employers alike:

December 9, 2021

What Makes a Good Certification?

What to Look For in Certifications: Three key traits to look for to find valuable certifications for students.

February 7, 2022

STEM and Technology: The Gap in the Industry

Even with a Greater Need for its Products and Services in the United States, the Tech Industry Lacks Qualified Applicants.

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Company News

Stay up-to-date on what's cooking in Mastery Coding™'s kitchen.

May 31, 2023

Meet the Mastery Coding Teacher Champions!

We are proud to introduce our 2022-2023 Mastery Coding Champions!

April 22, 2023

Mastery Coding's 2023 Climate Impact Report

It's our shared responsibility to provide the next generation with a habitable planet. We're doing our part.

December 16, 2022

Essex County Payne Tech Starts Game Development Program

High School in Newark, New Jersey brings an award-winning computer science curriculum to students.

October 25, 2022

Shirley Lane Elementary Launches Game Development STEM Program

Elementary School in Bakersfield, California, adds award-winning computer science curriculum to their course lineup.

July 28, 2022

Mastery Coding X Amateur Esports Association

Mastery Coding is excited to announce a new partnership between Mastery Coding and the Amateur Esports Association (AEA)!

July 21, 2022

Mastery Coding Launches Esports Career Exploration Elective

The MSE: Career Explorations in Esports course grants students the opportunity to explore new careers

June 17, 2022

ACTE Launches Esports Area of Interest

Mastery Coding becomes a corporate member as ACTE announces the new Esports Area of Interest.

May 31, 2022

Mastery Coding Officially Launches Mastery Esports League

The MEL will allow Pathway Esports students to put team practice to the test in regular inter-school competitions.

April 21, 2022

Mastery Coding's 2022 Climate Impact Report

Providing the next generation with a habitable planet is all of our responsibility; we’re doing our fair share.

March 10, 2022

Mastery Coding Recognized as a 2022 Top STEM Solutions Provider

Mastery Coding is honored to be recognized as a Top 10 STEM Solutions Provider by Education Technology Insights.

April 8, 2021

Mastery Coding Wins 2021 EdTech Awards Trendsetter 2021

The entire team at Mastery Coding is humbled and honored by EdTech's recognition.

April 25, 2023

The Mastery Coding Story (So Far)

Mastery Coding was born in a classroom and crafted by teachers and students. Discover the origin story of our company:

July 14, 2021

Benefits of Partnering with Mastery Coding

When schools and districts work with Mastery Coding, the entire community wins.

August 12, 2021

Introducing Mastery Coding's Unity Certification Institute (UCI)

Get Unity Certified with Mastery Coding!

August 19, 2021

Meet the Mastery Coding Coders

Meet our team of computer science specialists!

August 26, 2021

Meet the Creatives of Mastery Coding

Meet our team of writers, artists, developers, and teachers.

September 2, 2021

Introducing: Mastery Coding's SEL Computer Science Competencies

We’re proud to announce the launch of Mastery Coding's Social Emotional Learning Computer Science Competencies.

September 22, 2021

Meet Mastery Coding's Leadership Team

Meet our team of executives: Alan Sitomer, Joe Gabaldon, and Benjamin O'Gradney.

November 15, 2021

Partnership Announcement: Mastery Coding x LAB Midwest

Two pioneers of ed-tech partner to empower students to meet tomorrow's challenges through intelligent technology education.

February 16, 2022

"Pathway Esports got me into Video Editing", says YouTube Gamer

The Mastery Coding team sat down with YouTuber, Zack “Zax is kewl”, to discuss his experience as a Pathway Esports student.

June 10, 2020

Introducing: Computer Science Essentials

This hybrid elementary course teaches STEM, Computer Literacy, and STEM Career Exploration.

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Classroom Clues

Looking for classroom inspiration? Discover MC’s collection of teacher and student tips and resources.

November 16, 2023

How Learning Tech Paves the Way for Young Entrepreneurs

Here are some of the specific ways early coding education paves the way for the success of young entrepreneurs

October 18, 2023

Why Middle-School Students Need To Learn Coding NOW!

With technology rapidly evolving, your students must start learning coding as early as possible. Here's why.

June 23, 2023

How Video Games Have Changed The World

Video Games: A Catalyst for Innovation, Entertainment, and Social Transformation

June 9, 2023

What is Block-Based Coding?

Discover the power of block-based coding, a visual programming language that simplifies programming for beginners.

May 10, 2023

The Benefits of Taking Coding Courses in High School

Exploring the Advantages of Learning to Code Early in Your Educational Journey

April 18, 2023

How Video Games Can be Used to Improve Math Scores

Learn how video games can help students improve their math skills in a fun and engaging way:

April 7, 2023

5 Effective Strategies to Interest Your Students in Mathematics

Mathematics can be a challenging subject for students, but it is crucial to their education and future careers:

March 29, 2023

4 Tools to Help Educators Meet the Needs of Neurodiverse Students

Discover how tools like video-based curriculum and SEL can support your neurodiverse learners:

March 23, 2023

How to Improve Math Scores in Your Classroom

Looking to improve your math scores in middle school classes? Discover effective strategies that can help your students:

February 1, 2023

We Need to Recognize Neurodiversity in the Classroom

Provide an inclusive classroom environment for all students by recognizing and accommodating neurological differences.

January 11, 2023

Mastering Coding: A Step-by-Step Guide

10 Tips for Accelerating your Code Mastery Journey

December 16, 2022

10 Fascinating Facts About Coding

Here are 10 amazing facts about coding and computers that will both inform and entertain!

September 27, 2022

How to Make Coding Education Fun for Kids

To interest young children in computer science, make the curriculum fun. Here’s how:

August 18, 2022

A Parent's Guide: How to Bring Mastery Coding to School

Inspire your school to partner with Mastery Coding and bring productive, academic esports to your students. 

July 21, 2022

How to Inspire your School to Partner with Mastery Coding

A Students Guide: Discover how to inspire your school to partner with Mastery Coding. 

July 12, 2022

Internet Safety: 10 Tips for Staying Safe Online

In a newly-launched series with AEA, Mastery Coding explores how students can safely navigate the online world.

April 8, 2022

6 Tips for Learning Code Faster

How can you fast-track your code-learning journey? Follow these six surprising strategies:

April 6, 2021

The Programming Major Application: Admission 101

In a sea of computer science applications, how can yours stand out and win over admissions officers?

April 29, 2021

For the Young Women Coding in Classes Filled with Boys

Coding is, will be, and was always for women too. The future of technology is a limitless frontier. What will you pioneer?

May 6, 2021

5 Coding Challenges Every Beginner Should Try

The more you use the logic and tools you’ve learned, the better a coder you’ll become.

June 4, 2021

How to Teach Coding (Without Knowing How to Code)

Discover five amazing tips for effectively teaching your students how to code without needing to be an expert programmer:

June 22, 2021

This Summer, Coding Education Needs to Put Fun First

Discover tips to keep your students engaged and relaxed as you work towards narrowing the Homework Gap.

June 25, 2021

Benefits of Digital Portfolios in the Classroom

Discover five reasons why you should add digital portfolios to your classroom:

July 29, 2021

Help Your Students Flow: Coding the Flow State

How can you keep your students engaged through long and arduous coding lessons? Let your students flow.

August 5, 2021

CIW Site Development Associate: Tips for Test Success

We're here to help simplify your exam research. To save you time, we trawled CIW’s content and unearthed the critical bits!

October 15, 2021

Why Every Student Should Learn to Code

Discover ten reasons why all students should learn to code.

September 27, 2021

Viral Trend Watch: Devious Licks & Memetics

How Educators Can Defend Schools Against Viral Trends

October 29, 2021

Students Want to Know: Is it Hard to Learn Code?

To motivate persistence it's crucial that teachers are aware of the potential roadblocks their students may come across...

January 17, 2022

How to Inspire Young Women to Become Technologists

More Women Will Maintain Interest in Computer Science and Coding When Courses Make Room for Creativity

January 28, 2021

What Programming Language Should You Learn?

No matter what you want to do, or who you want to be, learning to code will give you a massive advantage in your career.

December 9, 2020

We Asked Our Engineers What Advice They Would Give to New Coders:

We rounded up our engineers and asked them to share the best lessons that they learned on their code-learning journeys.

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October 11, 2022

The Day In The Life Of A Professional Esports Player

See what goes on behind the scenes as we follow professional gamers through their daily routine!

August 29, 2022

More than Gaming: Career Opportunities in the Esports Industry

A Passion for Video Games Can Set Students Up for Future Career Success. Here’s How:

July 29, 2022

Healthy Gaming: Social Emotional Learning in Academic Esports

SEL and Academic Esports are the perfect pair for developing practical soft skills in young students.

March 29, 2021

Esports Tips: 5 Skills Every Team Needs to Succeed

How to have Healthy Gaming in Schools: Discover the top five skills your team needs to level up:

May 24, 2021

Healthy Gaming: Habits to Improve Your Esports Scores

Discover how to become a healthy gamer and the benefits that your sessions will see after you practice healthy esports.

October 7, 2021

How to Start an Esports Organization in Your School

Discover the first steps to take to form an esports organization for your student body:

October 5, 2021

How do Esports Players Make Money?

Just like with traditional sports, esports offers many revenue sources (and career options) for their players.

November 5, 2021

How did Esports Become so Popular?

How did esports emerge and evolve so quickly? And why did they become such a resounding success?

November 18, 2021

Schools Want to Know: Is There a Future to Esports?

How will esports evolve over the next decade? Here are the most likely changes we’ll observe:

December 29, 2021

Schools Should Consider Esports an Academic Activity

For the sake of your students and their success in careers, here’s why you should add esports to your official school lineup:

June 2, 2022

A Case for Academic Esports in Schools

Academic Esports is So Much More than Kids Playing Video Games. Discover the benefit of having esports in your school.

March 9, 2021

12 Women that Changed the World of Gaming

This women's history month, join us in celebrating the trailblazers of video game history!

March 3, 2021

Gaming Benefits: Your Brain on Video Games

Are there benefits to video gaming and playing esports? Here's the answer, according to science!

February 23, 2021

The History of Esports, Gaming, and Play

Competitive play is a foundational aspect of the human experience. When the world went digital, players turned to esports.

July 5, 2022

The Benefits of Participating in Esports

Just like a passion for academics, sports, or any other hobby, a passion for esports could result in career opportunities.

February 8, 2021

Gamers to Makers: The Game-and-Learn Movement

The Game-and-Learn movement leverages gaming to facilitate education. Esports in schools means healthier gamers!

January 20, 2021

Make Gaming Educational: 6 Tips for Productive Gaming

Gaming can be used as a way to develop good studying habits and practices. Here's how esports in schools can help students.

May 27, 2020

Mastery Coding Launches Pathway Esports

Get your students in the game with affordable esports courses. Introducing: Pathway Esports.

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