Programming skills are becoming ever more important and are quickly turning into a core competency for all kinds of 21st century workers. The focus of the 9 week, 60 minute class is on having fun with coding and learning to think like the machines that today’s students will need to use, understanding the how and why of technology by doing it themselves! We will practice our coding skills in Scratch, a computer language developed for kids at MIT, learning programming fundamentals like loops and variables, as well as problem solving skills. Projects will include computer art, math-based art, and interactive games. The club is open to students of any level that can operate a web browser, and priority is given to students NOT enrolled in TSS or Digital Media. The goal is to allow all students, especially those not able to take a computer elective, to explore the art of coding. The class is taught by Tim Lacey, a former Sunset View and Dana parent, who started teaching these classes 4 years ago to open up coding opportunities to younger students.
This form will be available for sign up from January 17th through January 26th (5 PM). The class will run for 9 week on Mondays, starting Monday, January 29th from 2:30-3:30pm.
If more than 25 students per session sign up for a specific session, names will be drawn by lottery on January 26th and you will be contacted via email to know if your child is selected to participate in this program. Priority will be given to children not enrolled in Digital Media or Technology Support Services (TSS).
Classes start Monday, January 29th and end on April 9th.
Class dates: 1/29, 2/5, 2/12, 2/26, 3/5, 3/12, 3/19, 4/2, 4/9