Game Design

Game and Robotics (10 weeks, 1 hour/week)

• Game Design with Scratch (ages 5-9)

This course teaches the visual programming language Scratch, which was developed by MIT. Scratch uses a drag/drop paradigm and blocks to do programming so it can be easily learned without requiring much typing. In this course, students will have fun designing and implementing games using animations, loops, variables, conditional statements, etc. while obtaining a stepping stone to the more advanced world of computer programming. Our curriculum introduces powerful ideas from engineering and computer science that are not usually highlighted in early childhood education. All materials will be provided for this class.

Prerequisites: None

• Scratch2 (ages 9-11)

This course is the next level of Game Design with Scratch. The class is project-based. Students will use the characters, animations and videos to design their own stories and learn how technology is used in the film and media industry. Our curriculum introduces powerful ideas from engineering and computer science that are not usually highlighted in early childhood education. All materials will be provided for this class.

Prerequisites: None

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