Blackbird Opens Code Education Platform to Families and Individuals

Blackbird, the most effective coding education platform for schools, has made its learning platform and content available to homeschoolers, coding clubs, and anyone interested in learning the skill of coding.


PORTLAND, Ore., Jan. 21, 2022Blackbird, bridging the gap between introductory game-based code learning and advanced computer science, today announced the release of new features for individual and family learning. The same groundbreaking innovation and services offered to institutional customers is now available to all code education students, ensuring that more people have access to better tools for learning real-world coding skills in an intelligent and encouraging educational environment. Individuals and families can now sign up and start learning to code, manage their subscriptions, and get 1-on-1 support from Blackbird’s team of experts. Parents can monitor their child's progress, learn alongside them, and add additional children to their subscriptions.


"We've put tons of effort into making coding easier and more accessible to underrepresented groups, and now we are making our technology available to more people,” said Björn Hansen, Director of Technology, Blackbird “By opening the doors to learners who aren't in the traditional school system, we hope to more widely distribute the benefits of coding mastery."


For more info, or to try Blackbird for free, please visit: https://www.blackbirdcode.com/learners to see individual plans or https://www.blackbirdcode.com/family to view family plan options.


Used by schools and coding academies throughout the United States, Blackbird was built to address the coding education gap – in a fun and engaging platform that can be administered by non-technical and technically trained teachers, instructors, and parents. Blackbird’s curriculum guides students through coding lessons aligned with standards identified in the Next Generation Science Standards and Common Core State Standards for Math and English – as well as the Computer Science Teachers Association Computer Science standards. Blackbird’s integrated LMS enables instructors to easily track student progress, review code and make direct comments.


Blackbird Code Education Platform:


  • Utilizes the first educational version of Javascript

  • Addresses the “Curriculum Gap” in Computer Science education

  • Students use skills to build games, animations and more

  • Aligned to Common Core, Next Generation Science and CSTA Learning Standards

  • Teaches JavaScript through game and animation creation

  • Can be administered by all instructors and parents – regardless of technical expertise

  • Integrated Learning Management System (LMS)

  • Certified Pedagogical Quality

  • Simple, affordable pricing structure, includes full, expert support


Pricing and Availability:

The Blackbird education platform is now open for families and individual learners. Blackbird begins with a free 7-day trial followed by an affordable monthly subscription that includes full support, starting at $9.99/mo. For more information, visit Blackbird on the web at https://www.blackbirdcode.com/learners to see individual plans or https://www.blackbirdcode.com/family to view family plan options.