Recreation and Parks Department – 2019 Spring After-School Computer Classes

2019 SPRING After-School Computer Classes

At Town Of New Castle Community Center

10 Senter Street, Chappaqua, NY

Phone Number   914-238-8888

 

 

 

ADVENTURES IN SCRATCH CODING                                     Instructor: Digital Arts

Ages:                          7+

Day & Time:              Monday, 4:00pm – 5:00pm

Dates:                         April 22 – June 17

Sessions:                  8 sessions (No Class: May 27)

Fee:                            $240.00

 

Scratch is a tile-based visual platform that helps teach basic syntax and logic concepts that drive computer programming by users stacking command blocks together.  It can be used to create virtually anything: from interactive stories and animations to video games.  Students create their very own games, animations, cards and stories.  Basic programming concepts such as event handlers, loops, conditions, operators and variables are taught.  Students complete class tutorials that teach and reinforce programming concepts in a way that fosters critical thinking, time management and problem solving.  They also employ design thinking, creating their own games on paper and seeing them through to their digital conception.

 

Busing is available to the Community Center for this program from all three elementary schools, this is an additional registration.

 

 

ADVANCED SCRATCH CODING                                       Instructor: Digital Arts

Ages:                          9+

Day & Time:              Monday, 5:15pm – 6:15pm

Dates:                         April 22 – June 17

Sessions:                  8 sessions (No Class: May 27)

Fee:                            $240.00

 

Learn to build advanced games using Scratch!  Building on what was learned in Adventures in Scratch, students will learn more complex and real world aspects of computer programming.  Games created will include multiple levels, multiple enemies, realistic gravity, and more!  Best of all is games created in class can be shared with friends and family!

Must have prior Scratch Coding experience completion of Adventures in Scratch.

                                                                                                                                                                           

 

 

INTRO TO CODING WITH PYTHON                                  Instructor: Digital Arts

Ages:                          9+

Day & Time:              Monday, 6:30pm – 7:30pm

Dates:                         April 22 – June 17

Sessions:                  8 sessions (No Class: May 27)

Fee:                            $240.00

 

Create interactive text adventures games, quizzes and more with Python. Python is an ideal starter language because it is easy to write, easy to read and is used in the real world. Students will start with writing simple projects to develop familiarity with the language and move onto creating interactive text-based games and even drawing with code!