The students will learn how to block code using Minecraft, Star Wars, and other fun games. Block coding is similar to fitting pieces of a puzzle together that create code in the computer. The code is then used to help characters to move to accomplish specific goals the programmer designs in a game. An example of block coding is show below in the photo. Children stack commands in blocks together like a puzzle. This teaches them the steps required to learn to program. Upon completion of the class, the children will have basic understanding of the fundamentals of the block coding and the knowledge to apply these skills while developing their own simple computer and video games. The class will be based upon code.org that the children can even access from home to practice between classes! The program will take place in Pathways Computer Lab where the children will work on iMac computers.