[Lapham-Marquette PTG] After school Programming Club at Marquette

Ellison Bentley 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

https://sites.google.com/site/uwmadisoncsafterschool/Downhome

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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