[Lapham-Marquette PTG] After school Programming Club at Marquette
ellison.bentley at gmail.com
Sun Jan 3 11:22:05 EST 2016
NEW AFTER SCHOOL CLUB!
UW Scratch club
For 4-5th graders only
Scratch is a coding program designed for kids, and UW has designed
a 10-12 week program taught by UW students to introduce
elementary age children to coding. The primary objective of their
clubs is to introduce "computational thinking" to the next generation.
Computational thinking is a way of solving problems that draws on
concepts fundamental to computer
science; computational thinking enables individuals to
specify solutions so precisely that even computers can follow the
directions. To flourish in today's world, everyone needs to understand
not only how to effectively use computers and technology, but
also computational thinking.
Our secondary objective is for the 4th and 5th graders to
obtain experience with the creative aspects of computation. One of
the empowering aspects of computation is that individuals are not
limited to being passive users of technology; instead, even novices
can create their own original games, stories, art, music, and more. In
our clubs, kids learn how to program in Scratch, a programming
environment specifically designed for beginners.
For more information, see
The club will run Wednesdays from 2:45-3:45 in the computer lab
from Feb 10-May 4. Deb Deppeler has volunteered to be the parent
liaison for this semester, which involves attending every week. *Please *
*let us know if you are or may be interested in being a parent *
*volunteer for this or a future semester of this program. NO experience *
*with Scratch is required. *
To sign up, go to: http://tinyurl.com/Scratchspring2016
For questions, contact Ellison Bentley ellison.bentley at gmail.com
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