Subjects

Coding for Little Ones

Beginners start coding with Scratch JR, Daisy the Dinosaur and or Kodable. We introduce Coding in a blended environment where the teachers explain the cause and effect of precise commands to an action that a computer performs. Kids will work on Ipads with visual coding languages where the projects introduce them to coding blocks with built in functions that control movement, sounds, language, and visuals, they begin to craft their first games and stories. Kids quickly learn to use the blocks and move into projects they can animate with the use of these visual coding languages. The approach is always fun and immediately gratifying to children and they want to share their projects with parents and friends alike. It’s coding fun from the first minute to the last.

Kids share their projects during and at the end of the session and take home pictures of their creations.

Grades: K-2

Game Design in Scratch - Beginners

In this kids coding class, we take your previous Scratch Programming Skills and Introduce Challenging Projects that incorporate Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, and Creativity. Some of the games made in this class will unveil features in Scratch that are cool and make games more fun like working with Vector graphics, Clones, Creating Variables for Speed, Time, Health, Score, Conditionals, Randomness,and using Operator Blocks.

Your games can be as good as you want them to be and it’s fun from first minute to last!

Prerequisites: A desire to learn more programming techniques to make video games and ability to follow written and visual instructions.

Grades: 3-6. Classes are customized for content based on Age group

Game Design in Scratch - Continuation

In this kids coding class, we take your previous Scratch Programming Skills and Introduce Challenging Projects that incorporate Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, and Creativity. Some of the games made in this class will unveil features in Scratch that are cool and make games more fun like working with Vector graphics, Clones, Creating Variables for Speed, Time, Health, Score, Conditionals, Randomness,and using Operator Blocks.

Your games can be as good as you want them to be and it’s fun from first minute to last!

Prerequisites: A desire to learn more programming techniques to make video games and ability to follow written and visual instructions.

 

Grades: 3-6

3D Games in Roblox Studio

Students embark on their journey in developing Games with the powerful Roblox Studio Game Engine. Come and learn 3D modeling, coding, and Game design by creating an obstacle course and other games. Kids will learn the basics of scripting in Lua to add gameplay elements like traps and other game features. Kids will learn to code with Lua a coding language similar to Python yet easier to learn. When projects are completed Kids will opt to play each others games and may also demonstrate their projects to each other on the last day of class. Kids keep access to their Coding Studio and games they created and learn how to monetize their creations. 

Prerequisites: No Coding or Design experience is required

Grades: 3+

Robotics for Little Ones

Learn Robotics and Programming with Ozobots. These fun little robots are capable of doing amazing things. Kids learn the concepts of programming by using Ozocodes where color codes control the behavior of the robot. Later kids will move onto a block-based program where the lessons guide the kids from Introductory to Advanced concepts such as loops, variables, and functions. Groups are welcome!

Prerequisites: None

Grades: K-2

Computer Science with Ozobots

This series of lessons teaches students coding concepts using Ozobot’s favorite way to learn, called Deconstruction. In Deconstruction Students will compare actions to written code, tinker with the code and guided to change it for an expected purpose. Industry leaders in Computer Science learn this way too as they explore other people’s programs. Children will practice using Loops, Conditional Logic, Sensor Input, line navigation, If statements and Variables. 

Final project you get to build your own game programmed in Ozoblockly and played with your robot.

Prerequisites: Previous Scratch or Ozobots class

Grades: 3+

Robotics with EV3 - Beginners

In this exciting Robotics class, you become part of a two person team whose goal is to: Build a Motorized Robot and Learn to program it to accomplish team missions ! You will build a base EV3 Robot vehicle that moves like a car and the missions prepare you think like an engineer. You may need to tinker with your creation to make sure it is built to move properly. Your robot Should accurately to move through Geometric Shapes that will challenge your mind to code it through the shapes and on the last class all teams will use their new skills in a Robot race! Come and be a Robotics Designer and Engineer for the day. No experience necessary just a desire to build something cool and have some fun.

Prerequisites: None

Grades: 3+

Robotics with EV3 - Continuation

Didn’t you just love the previous Robotics Programming Season? This class is for those who have already taken a Robotics with EV3 Class before because we move onto new material so get ready to learn some more awesome programming with EV3 Robotics. Follow the logical path of a Computer Scientist and Engineer to solve physical challenges using Ultrasonic, Color/Light sensors. Learn more debugging techniques and solve problems robots may face such as light sensitivity, inaccurate data input. If you don’t mind a little troubleshooting then this class is for you! Finally, participate with other teams to a challenge of Battle Bots.

Prerequisites: Robotics with EV3 for Beginners

Grades: 3+

Game Programming in Python - Beginners

In this Computer Programming class we introduce the wonderful world of Python an excellent computer language to learn and develop coding skills with. Some of the games we work on include Rock, Paper Scissors, Turtle Race!, Secret Messages (encryption) and more! Each project is easy for beginners to grasp and is designed to teach or reinforce one Computer Science concept at a time. Come and have some fun in this super fun STEM Class. 

 

Note: Multiple levels available
Prerequisites: Good spelling is helpful. Ability to follow written and visual instructions
Grades: 3-6

Game Programming in Python - Continuation

In this coding class we continue exploring the power of the Python Computer Language. We begin to combine mathematical concepts with Computer Science. We write programs that perform algebraic operations for users, automatically round numbers and draw colorful geometric shapes based on user input. This will reinforce the concepts they’ve learned while forming a connection between Computer Science and other principles. With these new skills you will make more interesting games than before and we will certainly make a few games in this class. Come and lounge with a Computer Scientist and make something cool! 

Note: Multiple levels available
Prerequisites: Previous coding experience in Python is helpful. Good spelling is always helpful

Grades: 4-7

Learn to Program for Virtual Reality

Introduction to Virtual Reality is a mini-course that introduces students to the basics of building virtual reality worlds using HTML and the A-Frame JavaScript Library. Through this course, students will build their own virtual reality worlds that are compatible with VR devices, including smartphone VR headsets! Students will keep a running portfolio of their creations and keep access to the Coding Editor indefinitely and be able to share their creations with the world. 

No Programming Experience required but good typing and spelling is necessary.

Note: A smartphone is recommended. We will provide VR headsets.

Grades: 5-9

Build the City of the Future

Like to create or build things? Happy Code Club and 3Dux Design present “Build the City of the Future”

Stretch your imagination, engineering and design skills as we plan and create a model of the city of the future! Using the 3Dux Design Architectural modeling system, we will recreate a model community out of cardboard, connectors and any other up-cycled and craft materials we choose. We can even electrify and photograph our city, invent new forms of transportation, solve issues like overcrowding or come up with new sustainable solutions… the possibilities are endless. At the end of the program, each child will come home with their very own community build/kit. 

Grades: K-3

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