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Course Description

Summer 2020 • Grade 7 and above • Programming Sequence

Introduction to Programming with Scratch

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 of any age.

Course Website: Introduction to Programming with Scratch

Sections and Teachers

Section 1:

Instructor: Christe McMenomy

Starts: June 17, 2020
Ends: August 12, 2020

Wednesday 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM ET

Tuition: $225.00



Recommended background

Students should be familiar with their computer, able to use a mouse to move and drag objects, and able to execute programs.

Teacher's notes:

There will be no class the week of June 28-July 4.

Textbooks and Materials

This textbook is required:

Starting From Scratch [Edition 1], Authors: Jeremy Scott


Publisher's website: Starting From Scratch

Best sources: Download free text PDF from the publisher's website.

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Classes start August 31, 2020. Enroll by August 20 to attend orientation to avoid late enrollment fees.

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