Start from Scratch: Animations & Games

Course Description

Designed for young imaginative minds, the Scratch 101 course uses Scratch, a block-based programming tool developed by the MIT Media Lab, to give young students hands-on first try on programming.

Students learn key computer science concepts such as sequences, loops, conditionals and abstraction by building their own fun projects of animated stories and multimedia games. Students are encouraged and supported by professionally trained instructors to design creative games and to think about the programming processes behind the apps and games they see in daily lives.

Course Highlights

Session Breakdown

  • Session 1-2 : Introduction to Creative Programming using Scratch
  • Session 3-4 : Movement and Coordinate Geometry 
  • Session 5-8 : Exploring Computational Thinking Concepts
  • Session 9 : Creative Game Project Programming

What to Bring

  • A laptop (PC/Mac) with charger
  • A Gmail account to access and save Scratch projects
  • A mindset to create and experiment!

Term: 2019 July Term (Jul-Sep) / 9 Weeks

Program Dates: July 1 - Sep 6, 2019

Location Day Time
Stamford Sat 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM

Term: 2019 September Term (Sep-Nov) / 9 Weeks

Program Dates: September 16 - Nov 18, 2019

Location Day Time
Stamford Sat 9:30 AM to 11:00 AM