Intro to Programming
Students learn to create their version of the digital world around them. They will be able to express their creativity, problem solve and collaborate as they learn this new language. Students will use Scratch, a free programming language and online community where you can create your own interactive stories, games, and animations.
During this eight week course students will gain an introduction to the world of coding, basic movements, games and animation, ultimately building their own project.
Requirements: A laptop that can connect to Wii-fi. No prior coding experience required. (Matamoe hub does have the facility to provide a device upon request and prior arrangement for use in class)
Dates: Mondays 9 August – 27 September (8 weeks)
Venue: Matamoe Hub
School Year: 4-9
Tutor – Brianna
Brianna is working towards a Bachelor of Science majoring in Computer Science and Mathematics at Victoria University. Passionate about maths from a young age she picked up programming while at Intermediate School. Since, Brianna has gained experience in a broad range of programming languages, including Java, Python, ChucK, and HTML/CSS, among others. She has also participated in both the New Zealand Programming Contest and the New Zealand Informatics Competition multiple times.
Brianna is also an experienced Kids Church Leader. A role that involves teaching, facilitating games, and engaging the kids in small-group discussion. Brianna really enjoys helping kids to explore new ideas and watching them learn.
There is a class size limit of 15 students. If your registration is received after we have reached this limit you will be automatically added to a waitlist. A member of the Matamoe Hub team will be in touch to advise.