Kick off the month of February with a special 3-session coding class, focusing on everyone's favorite block-stacking game - Minecraft -- http://www.minecraft.net/! It's quite likely that you've either never heard of Minecraft or that you've heard all-too-much about it because your kid is obsessed. We think it's a neat game, and it offers some good opportunities for some interesting programming (trying to avoid, in this sentence, using any phrases like "delving deeper"...)
Please note: We have a limited number of laptops, kids are encouraged to bring their own in! Also note: Modifying code also involves having the game open on your computer for large amounts of time– and it's very likely that kids will play it! We're not going to insist that kids be coding at all times, or police open computers to make sure they're not playing vs. coding. We expect they'll be doing a little or a lot of both!