Skip Main Navigation
Page Content

Save This Event

Event Saved

Science North Computer Programming events - 3 sessions

Autism Ontario - North and Northeast Regions

Saturday, 5 November 2016 at 1:00 PM - Saturday, 10 December 2016 at 4:00 PM (EDT)

Science North Computer Programming events - 3 sessions

Registration Information

Type End Quantity
Child with ASD 9+ Ended Free  

Who's Going

Loading your connections...

Share Science North Computer Programming events - 3 sessions

Event Details

 The topic will be programming with Scratch 2 and Makey Makies.

 Dates: 

November 5

November 26

December 10

From 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM at the Boys and Girls Club

 

Scratch 2 is a computer programming language designed as an introduction to coding for children. Scratch can be used to make many things such as games or tell stories with animations. Children will be given an introduction to the program and learn about including motion, sound and loops. The kids will also be given time to explore with the program and try things on their own, either making their own program or tinkering with the code of an existing one.

 

A Makey Makey is a fun and creative tool to make your own keyboard out of any conductive material. Imagine making a piano out of carrots and bananas! The kids will learn about electricity, circuits and conductivity, which are the heart of how the Makey Makey works. As a final activity, the kids will be challenged to make a musical instrument using a Makey Makey and their own program in Scratch.

 

For these activities, the children will be put into groups of two and work as partners. We will have a rotation of one child as the "driver," who is using the computer and the other as the "co-pilot," who will make suggestions and review the code that has been written. This is a technique used in industry and reduces the overall number of errors in a code. The participants also need to have basic literacy skills to use Scratch.

 

NOTE: Supervision of children/youth at this Social Learning Opportunity is the sole responsibility of parents/guardians and caregivers; childcare will not be provided. 

NOTE: Due to allergies and sensitivities, please refrain from wearing perfume, cologne, aftershave, or scented products such as hairspray or lotion.

 

Have questions about Science North Computer Programming events - 3 sessions? Contact Autism Ontario - North and Northeast Regions

Save This Event

Event Saved

When & Where


Science North (same building as Boys and Girls Club)
270 Windsor Street
Thunder Bay, On P7B 1V6
Canada

Saturday, 5 November 2016 at 1:00 PM - Saturday, 10 December 2016 at 4:00 PM (EDT)


  Add to my calendar

Organizer

Autism Ontario - North and Northeast Regions

Contact Info:
  • For Thunder Bay, contact:  Loni Rudniki   loni@autismontario.com
  • All other North East and Northern regions not listed above contact: 
  • Andrea Armstrong: AArmstrong@autismontario.com (this includes Muskoka, Temiskaming Shores, Sault St-Marie)
  • Lanah Hart-Veilleux: lanah@autismontario.com (Sudbury & North Bay)

 

 Autism Ontario's North and North East Region includes:

  • Thunder Bay (including Dryden, Atikokan and surrounding areas)
  •  Sudbury (including Chapleau, Espanola, Wawa and surrounding areas)
  • Sault Ste. Marie
  • North Bay (including Sturgeon Falls, Timmins, Hearst, New Liskeard, Kapuskasing and surrounding areas)

General FAQ


1.) Do I need to print out ticket or email confirmations to attend this event?

For most of our events there is no need to print anything, unless the event specifies otherwise.  When you arrive at the event, you will have to check in at the registration desk.  You will be asked for your name and how many people are attending with you.  That's all.


2.) Do I need to bring proof of diagnosis?

No, not needed.  Again, just check in at the registration desk and enjoy the event.


3.) Is there a cost to attend this event?

Almost all of our events are free of charge because the cost is covered by Autism Ontario's Potential Programme, in partnership with Ontario’s Ministry of Children & Youth Services and the local Autism Ontario Chapter.  If there is a cost, you will see it on the registration page when you select how many ticket you want.


4.) Do I need to be a member of Autism Ontario to register and participate?

No.  While membership does provide other great opportunities, events provided through Autism Ontario’s Potential Programme are open to all families of children with ASD, under the age of 18, who reside in Ontario.

 

Contact info:

  • For Thunder Bay, contact:  Loni Rudniki   loni@autismontario.com
  • All other North East and Northern regions not listed above contact: Andrea Armstrong: aarmstrong@autismontario.com (this includes Muskoka, Temiskaming Shores, Sudbury, Sault St-Marie etc.)
  Contact the Organizer
Science North Computer Programming events - 3 sessions
Things to do in Thunder Bay Other Other

Interested in hosting your own event?

Join millions of people on Eventbrite.

Please log in or sign up

In order to purchase these tickets in installments, you'll need an Eventbrite account. Log in or sign up for a free account to continue.