SCRATCH

VIRTUAL 2020 - 2021 After School Coding

Fun and Educational Coding Programs for Kids in Vancouver

Start you coding journey here...

Coding skills are proven to teach important life skills. In addition to to computational and logical thinking skills, coding develops perseverance,  patience and creative thinking.

Why Join our virtual After-School Program?

  • A structured 10 - 12 week coding program where learning and fun is guaranteed in uncertain times

  • Learn the fundamentals of programming via Game design and development, digital animation, and exploring 2D and 3D worlds

  • Join a safe small class of 8 students with 2 instructors

  • Collaborate by joining breakout room with different students every week to design and build your challenge of the week

  • Meet new like-minded friends from around the world virtually

  • Share, present and showcase your work

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What to expect?

Whether you are joining block-based or textual programming camp, each camp will cover the following in-depth:

  • Coding fundamentals

  • Understanding of solving a real-life problem with technology

  • Design session in breakout teams

  • Building multiple unique projects

  • Alpha and Beta Testing

  • Learn presentation skills

  • Learn the art of giving and receiving constructive feedback

Spotlight on Social Emotional Learning

According to recent collaborative study by Microsoft and McKinsey, the kindergartners of today will require more focus on Social emotional learning then enhancing just the cognitive skills.

"Social-emotional skills provide students with the perspective and flexibility necessary to function at a high level even when faced with uncertainty, change, pressure, stress, and other work and life challenges."

 

Per this study, "this is critical, because change and uncertainty are going to be increasingly pervasive for the class of 2030. Trends indicate the class of 2030 will change jobs more frequently than any previous generation, as across nearly all industries, the impact of technological and other changes is shortening the shelf life of employees’ existing skill sets."

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How is Code-it Hacks integrating the Social Emotional Learning (SEL) support?

We are proud to state that SEL has always been an integral part of our program. Now more so, we feel the need to offer a balance between creating technology savvy learners and learners that can engage socially and navigate the world confidently without breaking under the pressures of the world. Every Code-it Hacks program, virtual or in person, integrates:

  • collaboration (during design and build)

  • Inquiry based learning (Problem and project-based)

  • Research and Presentation

  • Personalized learning plan and feedback

Virtual Camp Requirements

Remote Monitoring
  • Laptop or Desktop with windows or iOS or a Chromebook 

  • Quiet place to participate in the workshop

  • Stable Internet connectivity

You need the following Software:

  • SCRATCH Account Creation: Please follow the link to access SCRATCH. Create an account. (it is free to create the account: HERE)

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Level 1 - Coding Adventurous Worlds and Puzzles

12 Weeks - Ages 6 - 9 | Ages 10 -14

Season

Ages

Day

Date

WINTER

6 - 9

Monday

Jan 4th- Mar 29th, 2021

WINTER

10 - 12

Jan 4th- Mar 29th, 2021

Monday

Time

4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

6:15 pm - 7:45 pm

Animate adventurous worlds, navigate mazes and catch the falling stars - Level 1 Coding is all about learning the fundamentals of coding in a light and playful manner

The 12 week program moves at comfortable to pace to prepare children to grasp the very foundational concepts. Students will learn the following:

 

  • SCRATCH platform

  • X and Y coordinates

  • Algorithmic thinking

  • Data Types

  • Variables

  • Loops

  • Conditionals

  • Flow charts

Designing your game. You will work with an assigned team mate in the breakout session to design and map your game