In our Preliminary Level course, young coders learn how computers think by building creative coding projects in ScratchJr on the iPad. The class introduces ideas such as sequence, repetition, events, messages and more. We also do a variety of games and activities to make these concepts more concrete for young minds.
Each week the kids make their own story, animation or game using code blocks (which do not require reading). Students are shown project ideas and patterns, but are given the freedom to design their own project.
This 10 hour course is recommended to be taken twice. Younger kids may need and enjoy an additional session, while older ones may move up after one session.
Note: IPads are provided, but if you want to keep your work, please bring your own iPad, as files are saved locally on each device.