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Status

Open

Estimated Completion Time

6 Weeks

Overview

Creative Coding with Scratch 3-5

Do you enjoy video games or music videos? Have you ever wondered how they put together the music and art to make these? It’s all about creative coding!

In this enrichment experience, students will be introduced to block coding in Scratch. They will apply their creativity to many activities and connect with other students through the sharing of ideas and feedback. Each week, we will explore computational concepts and practices, as well as the features of the Scratch interface. Students can rework and refine their projects throughout the week and share out at the weekly meetings. There will also be opportunities for extension for those that are quick to learn! The final weeks culminate with peer programming, career exploration, and a hackathon to showcase students’ skills.

This enrichment experience will meet weekly on Tuesdays from 3 – 4 pm. The session will run for six weeks starting June 20th with no meeting July 4th.

Instructor will contact each enrolled student with more information, and a list of any required materials.

During this course, you will learn career-related skills and earn a badge for this accomplishment. A badge is a digital certification of your career-related learning that you can share on social media and higher education platforms, or with colleges, potential employers, peers, and colleagues. Select this link to learn more about badges.

 

 

Course Requirements

Sign up for Scratch Account: https://scratch.mit.edu/join

Review Community Guidelines with Parent or Guardian: http://scratch.mit.edu/community_guidelines

Parents can review more about Scratch here: https://scratch.mit.edu/parents/

Major Topics and Concepts

Week 1 Exploring

Week 2 Further Investigating

Week 3 Animations

Week 4 Stories

Week 5 Collaborations in Storytelling

Week 6 Final Project

Credits .125

For students grades 3-5

Competencies

  • Creative Coding
    Students will understand creative coding by applying creativity to coding projects, completing computing activities, providing feedback and ideas to peers, and explaining the context of programming in Scratch.

Pre-Requisites

None

Attend a virtual open house

We offer regular online open house webinars where VLACS staff members provide parents and students with an overview of our programs and answer questions about online learning.