Time: 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Date: Tue, March 12, 2024 - Tue, June 4, 2024
Ages: 2nd to 8th Grade

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Introduction to Scratch Programming for Beginners




Day and Time:

Tuesdays 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM


March 12th to June 4th 

No Class Dates: 

March 26th 


The Joseph Sears School 


2nd – 8th Grade


$360.00 (12 Weeks)

Course Description:

The “Introduction to Scratch Programming” course is specially designed for beginners with little or no prior coding experience. Scratch is a user-friendly visual programming language developed by MIT Media Lab, making it the perfect starting point for young learners to explore the world of coding.
In this course, we’ll guide you through the fundamentals of Scratch, providing a fun and engaging environment for you to create your own interactive stories, animations, and games. Through hands-on projects and creative challenges, you’ll learn essential programming concepts and problem-solving skills while unleashing your creativity.

What You’ll Learn:

• Introduction to Scratch: Get acquainted with the Scratch platform, learn about its user-friendly interface, and explore its vast library of colorful characters and interactive backgrounds.
• Coding Basics: Discover the building blocks of programming, including sequencing, loops, and conditionals, to control the behavior of sprites in your projects.
• Animation and Motion: Dive into animation and learn how to make your characters move, dance, and express emotions through simple coding techniques.
• Game Design: Embark on an exciting journey of creating your games! Develop platformers, mazes, quizzes, and more while learning about game mechanics and level design.
• Storytelling: Unleash your creativity by crafting interactive narratives with branching storylines and user-driven dialogues.
• Sound and Music: Enhance your projects with sounds and background music to create a more immersive and engaging experience for your audience.
• Collaboration and Sharing: Experience the joy of sharing your creations with the Scratch community and explore how collaboration and feedback can help you grow as a coder

Course Format:

• Live Instructor-led Sessions: Our experienced Scratch instructors will guide you through each concept with live interactive sessions, providing real-time assistance and feedback.
• Hands-On Projects: Apply your learning immediately through fun and challenging coding projects, allowing you to see your progress in action.
• Creative Challenges: Embrace creativity with exciting challenges encouraging you to think outside the box and experiment with your coding skills.
• Sharing and Showcase: Share your projects with fellow learners, celebrate your achievements, and gain inspiration from others.

Who Should Attend:

Complete beginners with no prior coding experience are curious about coding and its applications.
Join us on this thrilling “Introduction to Scratch Programming” course, where imagination knows no limits, and learning to code becomes an enjoyable adventure. By the end of this course, you’ll have the skills and confidence to create your own interactive projects and set yourself on a path of continuous exploration and creativity in the world of coding!
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