Droids, Drones N Bots Coding & Game Design (4 Levels)
What Specific Coding Skills & Concepts Will My Kids Learn?
Inspired by Harvard designed Creative Computing teaching methodology for young children, Coding Fun 4STEM offers a fun and playful way to bring the wonderfully creative world of programming to kids.
Designed primarily for K-8 graders, our core levels go from Level 0 (Kinder & 1st) to Level 4 (2nd thru 8th.) All the levels teach programming real world objects like robots as well as Block based coding of Games, Art, Stories & Animations. Each level introduces more advanced coding concepts and projects plus additional SW tools.
* Complexity and
mastery of concepts and problem solving requirements increase at each level.
* Kids work in pairs
or teams to solve given challenges and learn by collaboration, trial & error, debugging & iteration.
* Focus is on
creativity and conceptual computational mastery, not coding syntax.
* No typing
skills required as they will be programming by dragging graphical blocks.
Level Duration: Each level is 10 to 12 hours of class time. Levels may be offered in part 1 and part 2 to meet scheduling requirements.
Kinder/ 1st - Level 0 Very light & gentle intro to coding using Droids & Bots plus MIT Kinder lab’s ScratchJr drag & drop tool to program PBS Kids characters.
Beginner - Level
1 (Grade 2-8) Drag & Drop STEM Coding with Droids, Drones
& Bots and Graphical Game Design, Animations & Interactive Storyboarding (using
easy to use visual programming tools like MIT Scratch, Blockly etc.)
Intermediate - Level 2 (Grade 2-8) Same description as Level 1, but intermediate level
complexity of projects and additional coding concepts. Some additional tools
introduced as well.
Advanced - Level 3 (Grade 3-8) Same description as Levels 1 & 2, but Advanced level
complexity of projects and additional coding concepts. More additional tools
Expert - Level 4 (Grade 4-8) Final level of the Core EZ Coding Fun series. After
completion of these 4 levels students have mastered increasingly critical
fundamental coding concepts and have developed high level proficiency in
logical computational thinking, problem solving & creative expression. They
are now ready to join a Competitive Coding Team to participate in Jr. Hackathon
Competitive Coding Team (Grade 4-8)
Become part of an Ace Coding Team to hone additional visual coding skills and
take part in organized team challenges & STEM and Arts coding competitions
Other Advance Courses
Each level spans 10 to 12 hours. Laptops &
iPADs shared to promote group problem solving & collaboration. Droids,
Drones & Bots used only at the end of each level to load the code students
Half Day Game Coding, Smart Phone Apps, Drone / Robot Wars - Beginner / Intermediate / Advanced
Special Week Long Half Day Camp for Light Farms / PCR Residents @ National Video Game Museum, Frisco
Cost: $179 (Ages 7-14 years)
iSTEMLabs is hosting a week-long Half Day camp (M-F) for Light Farms residents at National Video Game Museum in Frisco - June 12-16 (8:30 - 11:30 AM.) Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced level Game Coding, Drone Wars / Robotics & Minecraft Modding projects covered.
Bonus: Each participant will receive a Free Museum Ticket and a Sonic The Hedgehog souvenir pin
Cost: $179 (Ages 7-14 years)
(Note: Residents must arrange their own transport to NVM. LF will not provide any bus transport)