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Scratch Coding Beginners Code-A-Thon Game Programming! (Flexible Schedule)

Coding Doctors STEM Learning Lab
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Get ready for an exciting five weeks! This Scratch coding class is for beginners. Students will become programmers as they create five different video games by learning new programming concepts every week.

Class experience

Beginner Level
5 lessons//5 Weeks
 Week 1
Lesson 1
Welcome to Your First Coding Lesson.
This week, you will be making a fully working drawing game to help you get to now the Scratch platform and how to use blocks.
 Week 2
Lesson 2
Coding with Conditionals
This week, you will be making a falling object game that uses conditionals.
 Week 3
Lesson 3
Adding Score and a Timer
This week, you will be making a fish clicker game as you learn how to add additional elements to your game.
 Week 4
Lesson 4
Drawing a Sprite
This week, you will be learning how to design a sprite that you can customize and use for your games.
 Week 5
Lesson 5
Introduction to Artificial Intelligence
This week, you will be making a chat bot to help you understand some basic concepts of AI.
  • At the end of this five week course, students will be able to: -Log into the Scratch platform and create a user ID and password to save their game. -Know what is Scratch and how to code using blocks. -Know how to use backgrounds, costumes, and sprites. -Know how and when to use if/then conditional blocks, loops, and variables. -Know how to use the sensing, sounds, and operator blocks. -Create their own video game on Scratch. -Cooperate with other students to provide constructive feedback.
Homework Offered
-Weekly homework consists of: - Scratch project which will be a fully functional video game. - Lesson worksheet -Discussion post. -Optional collaborative meeting during week#5
2 - 4 hours per week outside of class
Assessments Offered
-Students will receive weekly feedback (constructive and written) about their project and lesson worksheet. -Students will get a pass/fail grade at the end of the five weeks. -Students who complete complete all the work successfully will receive a personalized completion certificate.
Grades Offered
Certified grades can be provided upon request.
Students will need a laptop or desktop to complete the coding projects and another device to view the lesson videos. 
In addition to the Outschool classroom, this class uses:
✅ Learners will need to open at free account the Scratch coding platform before their first class by going to Scratch.mit.edu

✅ We strongly  recommend that parents make sure that commenting in projects is turned off by going to each project and clicking the off button for comments found to the bottom right hand side of the project page. 
Joined May, 2020
Teacher expertise and credentials
Florida Teaching Certificate - Elementary Education
Lauren Smith
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Self-Paced Class


weekly or $49 for all content
5 pre-recorded lessons
5 weeks of teacher support
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1 year of access to the content

Completed by 216 learners
Ages: 7-12

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