CodeMaker: Code & Design Games - Scratch
Ages: 6 - 10 Skills Level: Beginner - Advance
Timing: 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM Tools: Scratch
Progressive curriculum week by week
Overview of the week
Code & Design Games - Scratch
Scratch helps young people learn to think creatively, reason systematically, and work collaboratively — essential skills for life in the 21st century. Learn drag-and-drop programming with Scratch (a project of the MIT Media Lab) to build your logical and problem solving skill, without worrying about the syntax error. Who knows what programming language will be in demand when a student will be required to use it, but Logical and problem solving skill will be always common with any language.
Scratch is a Kid-Friendly Programming Languages where children can program and share interactive media such as stories, games, and animation with people from all over the world. As children create with Scratch, they learn to think creatively, work collaboratively, and reason systematically.
The ability to code computer programs is an important part of literacy in today’s society. When people learn to code in Scratch, they learn important strategies for solving problems, designing projects, and communicating ideas.
In this camp, we have six levels:-
- Level 1
- Level 2
- Level 3
- Level 4
- Level 5
- Level 6
As student progress, Students will be working on various games and animation like Space Quest, Dress Up, Space conqueror, Hide and seek, Starfish Choir, Maze solver, Ping Pong, many more..
If desiring a half day camp (9-12:00) Use can just register for Code & Design games with Scratch half day camp only.
Camp Hours and Daily Schedule
09:00 AM Check - in
09:15 AM Game Making with Scratch lesson
10:30 AM Morning break (campers bring snacks)
11:00 AM Continue Instruction and build, customize, test
11:45 AM Clean-up & review (Half Day Campers pickup)
12:00 PM Lunch
01:00 PM Continue Instruction and build, customize, test
02:30 PM Afternoon Break (campers bring snacks)
02:50 PM Continue Instruction and build, customize, test
03:30 PM Pickups
3:30-6:30 Extended care available
If desiring a half day camp (9-12:00) Use can just register for Code & Design game with Scratch only
Camp Key Elements
STEM based curriculum on the idea of educating students in four specific disciplines — science, technology, engineering and mathematics
Camps curriculum is designed from beginner to advanced level
Hands-on experimental and exploratory study
kids will learn strategies for “Critical Thinking, Lateral Thinking, Problems Solving, Designing Projects and Communicating Ideas”
They will discover basic physical science concepts such as gears, pulleys, levers, and wheels and axles
Students will be assigned with projects according to their grade and skills.
At the beginning of week, teacher's will evaluate student prior experiences (if they have) as per that teachers will plan there week curriculum.
At the end of each week, attendees can invite their family and friends to join us for a showcase celebration to share their final projects. Learn more about the fun and exciting activities your child experienced during the week and have an opportunity to meet your child’s instructor. Presentations vary by course topic and instructors will highlight some of the important concepts covered during the week and possible next steps to continue your child’s learning. Arrive early as showcase begins at 11:00 AM and is typically finished by 12:00 PM. Then we will start Fun Friday - Walking Movie, Ice Cream, Cookies, Games, Lots of fun
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Frequently asked questions
Is programming experience required for this course?
No programming experience is required for this introductory course, however a basic understanding of algebra, including variables, graph coordinates, and functions, is strongly recommended.
For Intermediate or advance courses, Yes. A good understanding of the various concepts listed under Course Details is required, as this class focuses more on advanced programming topics. They can attend this advanced course.
What you mean by Progressive curriculum week by week?
How many weeks of camp can students take in the summer?
Students can register for as many weeks of camp as they would like. As we are progressive camps, which means student will advance to further levels as student masters the concepts. We encourage you to register for at least two week, its build the strong fundamental on the subject. And as per student experience, you can add more weeks (depends on availability of slots)
If a student already has some experience, are different skill levels accommodated in the course?
Instructors and TAs are always willing to modify and customize the curriculum to make sure that all students are engaged and challenged. The first day or so will be utilized to gauge students’ individual skills and strengths. We also have advanced extensions for every course, so teachers can challenge advanced students.
How many weeks do students normally register for?
STEM4kids offers progressive curriculum between the weeks. Normally students register for minimum two weeks camp on particular subject in order to experience our Academies, which are an in-depth pair of courses that build upon student knowledge week after week. Then student can either continue to choose to work on Advance course on same subject or try our other amazing camps for well balanced approach.
What if the content is too easy or too hard once the course begins?
STEM4kids courses and curricula are built to accommodate a wide range of ages and abilities. This, along with a very skilled instructional staff and low student-to-staff ratio (average of 12:1), allows us to individualize lessons, customize the learning experience and offer plenty of personalized, one-on-one time for each student. If you have a particular goal or project idea, instructors will work with you and guide you to help you achieve it.
Do the student need to bring own laptop ? What kind of computers do student need to use in your camps?
We will provide the laptops to the kids, but if kids wants to bring thier own laptop, they can. Student can bring either Windows or Mac computers in the classroom
Who is my main point of contact while the camps are running?
The main point contact at camp is the Camp Director. You will receive information with the camp director’s name and contact information closer to the start of the program.
Do the student need to choose multiple week in continuous?
No, we maintain the kids progress. Student can take a break and come back. For example student joined us for two week of camp, then took a one week break for vacation, and join us back, totally fine. We will take care of it.
What is difference between half day and full day camp?
Half day camp timing are from 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM and Full Day camp timing are from 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM. Morning Camp will be Game Making with Scratch and Afternoon Camp will be Continue Instruction and build, customize, test