Lego&Robot －For Fun!
Tools: Ozobot and more!
Coder’s Ladder: Pre-coding level
Our Robotics for Little Coders with Ozobot camp is an opportunity for young children to develop their computational thinking skills, build their first programs, and have fun with new friends! Ozobot's programming is designed specifically for early readers, taking into account the cognitive abilities and typical attention span of children ages 5-7. Students are introduced to basic coding concepts with simple tasks, such as customizing their Ozobot and assigning commands through different colors, then build up to more complex tasks with Ozobot's simple drag-and-drop language. Combine with our Little Coders camp for a full day!
Tools: Scratch, Lightbot, and more!
Coder’s Ladder: Pre-coding Level
Our Little Coders camp is an opportunity for young children to develop their computational thinking skills, build their first programs, and have fun with new friends! The curriculum is designed specifically for early readers and takes into account cognitive abilities as well as the attention span typical for ages 5-7. Students are introduced to basic coding concepts in a variety of ways, from playing coding board games like Robot Turtles to programming their first games or animated stories. We use age-appropriate online tools, including Lightbot, Kodable, and Scratch. After the camp, students will be able to share their projects with family and friends and continue programming at home with their Coding with Kids Scratch account. Combine with our Robotics for Little Coders camp for a full day!
Game Development I
Tools: Scratch and more!
Coder’s Ladder: Level 1
Prerequisites: Reading Ability
Start your coding journey by creating your own games! Campers will learn the core concepts of computer programming that will lay the foundations for future coding success. A variety of projects, such as chasing games, mazes, and animated stories, will allow campers to use their creativity while learning coding concepts like loops and variables. Our unique curriculum and smaller class size provide personalized instruction that helps students progress at their own pace while being appropriately challenged. Students will have access to their own Scratch account that will allow them to continue working on their coding journey at home.
Game Development II
Tools: Scratch and more!
Coder’s Ladder: Level 2-3
1. Younger students should complete at least one beginner session before taking this camp and have ability to independently create simple games in Scratch.
2. For older students prior coding experience would be beneficial, but is not required, we will help them pick up quickly.
Take your child’s game development skills up to the next level! Campers will move on to more involved projects in Scratch that may include game concepts such as AI (Artificial Intelligence), physics, multi-level, or multiplayer functionality. Campers will build on their current knowledge, learning more advanced concepts, such as nested conditionals, and functions. Instructors serve as guides and coaches to small groups of campers, with our unique curriculum providing personalized instruction that helps students progress at their own pace while being appropriately challenged. Students will have access to their own Scratch account that will allow them to continue working on their coding journey at home.
Tools: Minecraft, Block Based Java, Code Kingdoms
Coder’s Ladder: Level 1-2
Prior coding experience not required, but helpful
Calling all Minecrafters! Building Minecraft mods is a great way to learn programming, harness creativity, and enhance problem-solving skills while making your favorite game even better. Each camper will have their own Minecraft server where they can customize the game with their own world maps and features. Students will be coding mods to create new items, environments, non-playable characters, game modes, and more! Using a simple drag-and-drop coding environment, campers will accomplish exciting results with their one-of-a-kind Minecraft features!
Robotics Engineering with Arduino
Tools: Arduino car kit, C/C++ languages
Coder’s Ladder: Level 2-4
1. Basic prior coding experience is helpful, but not required
2. Basic typing skills are helpful, but not required
Enter the world of self-driving cars! Build your own robotic car. Starting with the individual components, you will assemble your vehicle’s wheels and chassis, wire together the motors and sensors, and use an Arduino board as the controller. Campers will learn how to control their robot remotely, then build AI (Artificial Intelligence) concepts to create an autonomous vehicle using the C++ programming language. Many different levels and challenges will keep all students engaged, no matter how much experience they have.
* After the camp, students will bring their creations home and can continue programming their Arduino robot (included in your tuition) in many different ways. We recommend that students have some prior coding experience, either typed or block, before taking this class.
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