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Course: Introduction to Programming with Scratch

V Introduction to Programming with Scratch • 2017 listing - for reference only • Grade 7 or above • [Summer course] • Programming Sequence
* Primary Instructor
Christe McMenomy
* Sections
[Enrolled students will be notified if teacher schedules change between course posting at the time enrollment opens and the scheduled start of classes. Please see Tuition and Fees for refund policy.]
Section 1 Instructor: Christe McMenomy
Classes meet from June 12, 2017 to August 11, 2017
Tuesday 9:30 AM to 10:50 AM ET
Enrollment Policy: Full Summer Term
Tuition: $150.00

* Website
Please review more extensive materials at the teacher's Introduction to Programming with Scratch website.
* Description
This course introduces the elements of basic programming using the innovative SCRATCH programming language developed by the Lifelong Kindergarten Group at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Media Lab. SCRATCH allows student developers to assemble code blocks rather than typing code text, forcing them to focus on developing conceptual programming skills that can be applied to any advanced programming language. Course materials are based on "Starting from Scratch", a textbook developed in Scotland to introduce programming concepts to high school students.
* Meetings
This course meets once a week for discussion and review of assigned homework.
* Homework
Weekly programming projects and workbook assignments.
* Prerequisites
* Recommended background
Students should be familiar with their computer, able to use a mouse to move and drag objects, and able to execute programs.
* Instructor's Notes
There is no meeting 28 June 2016.
V Textbooks and Materials
* Starting From Scratch (Edition: 1)
Jeremy Scott
This text is required.
Publisher's website: Starting From Scratch
Best sources: Download free text PDF from the publisher's website.

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