Program Details

Intro to Computer Programming – Building Games Using Block Code (Ages 7-10)

 

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.

Class Instructor:  Aneek Mahajan and other students from the Morris School of Technology. These instructors have a passion for computer programming and have received a lot training that will help students in the class learn and grow in their understanding of block coding.  Melinda Jennis will be the adult instructor.

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A great way to teach programming skills while creating fun and engaging video games!

Times & Location
Days: Thursday - Jan 18, 25; Feb 1, 8, 15 & 22nd
Days Off: None
Time: 5:00pm-6:00pm
Location: Montville Reformed Church Annex, 9 Church Lane, Montville, NJ - Computer Lab
Price: $77.25

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Questions about this program?
Email us at info@pathwayskids.org.