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Coding for Kids | Game Makers using Scratch (age 8-14) - Weekend Workshop

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Centre for Social Innovation - Annex

720 Bathurst Street

Toronto, ON M5S 2R4

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Kids learn how to code cool video games - including game structure, graphics, sound, animation and characters - using Scratch, an introductory programming language created by MIT and used by millions of budding programmers worldwide.

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This 7-week program is a great introduction or re-fresher to the fundamentals of coding. Kids create interactive video games that build upon their math and logic skills. Kids also get a chance to present their project to the class.

  • COST: $280 (No HST)
  • DATES: Sundays, Sept. 17 - Oct. 29, 2017
  • TIMES: 2:30 - 4pm (1.5 hrs over 7 weeks)
  • REQUIREMENTS: Kids are encouraged to bring their own laptop (or a Codezilla chromebook may be provided - limited laptop availability).
  • CURRICULUM: Each workshop includes Basic and Advanced content to ensure that each child progress at his/her own pace.

Why Should Kids Code?

  1. CODING IS A SUPER SKILL: Instead of simply playing a video game, kids learn how to create a video game! This helps build their confidence, technical skills, and perseverance (grit) to succeed.
  2. CODING HELPS WITH MATH: Coding uses math skills like logic, patterns, sequences and coordinates -- and it's more engaging than workbooks or tutoring programs.
  3. CODING LEADS TO JOB OPPORTUNITIES: there will be +1M well-paying and unfilled computing jobs by 2020, yet less than 3% of degrees are in computer science.

Who Is This Workshop For?

  • Beginner/Intermediate Level - No prior coding experience required. Basic and Advanced project levels to ensure that all kids progress according to their abilities.
  • Projects specially designed to appeal to both boys and girls.
  • Parents are welcome to relax in the CSI lounge area.


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