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 10 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.
There is no fee or cost for the club - the program is paid for by the Dana Association and supported by Dana staff and the computer lab. Parents are welcome to join the class as a parent helper. . .
This form will be available for sign up until Wednesday January 30th. The class will run for 10 weeks on Mondays, starting February 4th from 2:30-3:30pm (only meeting on school days). The final class will be April 22.
Class schedule: 2/4, 2/11, skip 2/18 - holiday, 2/25/2018, 3/4, 3/11, 3/18, skip 3/25 - holiday4/1, 4/8, 4/15, 4/22