Introducing Scratchers!

The Scratchers program is designed for students who are:

  • Entering third grade and above.
  • Are interested in coding their own games and Scratch programs.
  • Are looking to build their coding mindsets to spark interest and in programming and STEAM.

Levels:

Have your child take this 10 minute placement test to see which level best suits them!

Beginner Beacons

  • Students will join for live sessions with us that will teach them logic building, the fundamentals of Scratch programming, and various concepts targeted towards their grade level.
  • These concepts can be anything from animation and creating games to mathematical concepts like fractions and percentages.
  • For students who have very little to no programming/coding experience.
  • Open to all age groups (completing 2nd grade)+
  • Concepts covered:
    • Introduction to Scratch programming (motion, looks, sound, control, sensing, variables, operators).
    • Understanding of math concepts and integration into Scratch projects (angles/geometry, addition and division race games, moving on the Cartesian plane/coordinate plane)
    • Projects created include:
      • Beginner 10 Block Program
      • Animate Your Name
      • All About Me Project
      • Story/Quiz Project
      • Addition/Mod block Race Game
      • End of Session Competitive Scratchathon!
    • CLICK THE “REGISTER NOW” TAB FOR UPCOMING DATES.

Intermediate Beacons

  • Designed for students with prior experience with Scratch programming.
  • After reviewing the fundamentals of Scratch, we will teach students how to write concise code
    • Help them understand how to create full games under 40 minutes through group coding sessions with their classmates.
  • For students who will be in third grade or above (in the Fall of 2021)
  • Projects covered include:
    • Beginner Review Story Game
    • Crossey Road
    • Outer space/Asteroid Dodge Game
    • Scratch For School Projects (Create a Virtual Card/Flashcards)
    • Fast Faces Game
    • Maze Game/Virtual Pet Game
  • CHECK THE “REGISTER NOW” TAB FOR UPCOMING DATES.

Junior Varsity (Advanced) Beacons

  • Selective class for students who have completed our Intermediate program (students MUST be proficient with Scratch programming).
  • In this group of sessions, we will be finishing up Scratch programming with more advanced concepts and coding practices
  • Concepts covered:
    • Text-to-speech recognition
    • Extensions
    • Proper coding etiquette
    • Essential presentation skills
    • Understanding how and when to debug code
    • Projects Covered:
      • Space Game Debug Project
      • Fast Facts Game Debut Project
      • Make Your Own Smart Speaker (Alexa/Google Home/Siri)!
      • Coding Etiquette and Commenting
      • Drawing Game (Make a Drawing and Coloring Platform)
      • All About Me Interactive Game + Portfolio
      • End of Session Scratchathon!
  • CHECK THE “REGISTER NOW” TAB FOR UPCOMING DATES.

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