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Course: Introduction to Programming with Scratch

V Introduction to Programming with Scratch • 2019 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, 2019 to August 7, 2019
Wednesday 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM ET
Enrollment Policy: Full Summer Term
Tuition: $225.00

* Website
Please review more extensive materials at the teacher's Introduction to Programming with Scratch website.
* Description
Learn the elements of basic programming using the innovative SCRATCH programming platform developed by the Lifelong Kindergarten Group at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Media Lab. SCRATCH lets student developers assemble pre-compiled code blocks, forcing them to focus on developing conceptual programming skills that can be applied to any advanced programming language. Hands-on chat sessions guide students in the use of Scratch in "real time", so that students create executable animation programs in the very first session. Course materials are based on "Starting from Scratch", a textbook designed to introduce programming concepts, including function calls, loops, if-then-else logic, and iteration to novice programmers at any level.
* Meetings
This course meets once a week for discussion and review of assigned homework.
* Homework
Weekly programming projects and short 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 will be no class the week of July 4.
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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