We rely and use technology everyday however, most of us don’t know how to read or write code. This is your chance to start that journey of learning this important skill. During this camp you will use a programming language called Scratch developed by MIT to start learning the building blocks of coding.
Students will begin this course by learning programming logic with Scratch, a drag and drop coding environment developed by MIT Media Labs. Students will learn fundamental coding logic and thinking skills, while developing their own animated stories and simple games. As students progress through the camp they will have the opportunity to advance to a written programming language, seeing how the concepts learned in Scratch carry over. Campers do not need to have any prior experience with programming to enroll. If a camper does have prior experience they will have the opportunity to take their learning to the next level throughout the camp with more complex coding experiences!
This camp will be offered online for the 2020 summer season.
We understand that the online camps will look a little different than the in-person camps.
- Campers will meet periodically throughout the day on face-to-face Zoom sessions.
- Campers will complete learning modules about coding
- Campers will share their programs with their friends.
Campers will need the following at home:
- COPPA permission forms needed for various sites such as Zoom
- Internet Connection
- Full-powered laptop or desktop computer.
- Flash enabled device.
Instructor: Mr. Kevin Bower
Ages/Grade Levels: Students entering 4th through 9th grade
What is provided: All materials, computer technology, and snacks. Campers must bring their own lunches.
Dates: June 22-25 (4 Days)
Times: 9:30AM to 3:30 PM
Location: Hempfield High School