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Milpitas Unified School District Elementary Schools

Spangler, Sinnott, Curtner, Weller

On Campus Learning Labs

Milpitas, CA 95035

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"IT'S COOL TO CODE 2"




Bay Area Tutoring Association


DATES: Jan 9, Jan 16, Jan 23, Jan 30, Feb 6 2018



TIMING:
Directly after the last bell at school. Each session is 90 minutes long. We ask that you please pick your student up promptly at the end of the program.


LOCATION:
On Campus Learning Labs or Library. Ask Office for Details

Our first "It's Cool To Code" after school program was so successful that administrators, parents and students asked for more! But if this will be your first first time, don't worry, you will just as much fun! Spend time with classmates, friends and learn to solve programmable puzzles, build games and animate cool characters. All activities are "learn by doing", utilize the latest CS curriculum for kids and self paced! Students will build projects designed to help them master fundamental programming skills and develop their computational thinking. Students will code projects using object (block) oriented programming languages, increase their typing speed, become more familiar with fundamental Computer Science concepts and discover how to think like a programmer, developer and engineer. These skills will form the foundation of any up and coming Silicon Valley professional and last a lifetime.


CLASSES START AT EACH SITE AFTER RESPECTIVE SCHOOL ENDING TIMES.


DETAILS:
Class minimum will be 12.
Class max will be 20.
10:1 ratio max.

Cost per 5 weeks $131. Includes access to the 5-week course at your local school site.

Feel free to call us with questions, comments, or concerns at (510) 792-1614!

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:

1. How long is each session and where is it held?

Each session is 90 minutes long, starting at the last bell of the school day. We ask that parents pick up their students promptly at the end of the program.

2. What is your policy on refunds and cancellations? What if my child starts and does not like the course?

The first class is prorated. After the 1st class, there are no cancellations or refunds given unless there are extenuating circumstances.

3. Who are the instructors?

The instructors are college students and graduates that major in computer science, engineering, math, science, psychology, English etc. They are also part-time teachers and professionals who work in computer programming, design animation and technology industries.

4. What does the 5 week course entail?

In this class, students will expand on their knowledge from the first course. Students will “learn by doing” as they build projects designed to help them master fundamental programming skills and develop their computational thinking. Students will code projects using a object (block) oriented programming language and become more familiar with fundamental Computer Science concepts as well as learn how to think like a programmer.

Students will start out each class with NitroType, a website that will allow them to practice their typing skills and to improve their speed. The goal is to have the students become more comfortable with typing on a keyboard, which is necessary skill for all programmers. Next, the students will move on to Code.org, a website which will introduce the students to the fundamentals of programming. Students will learn and complete two activities each class on a variety of subjects, such as algorithms, debugging, pseudocode, loops, and how to think like a programmer. We will end each class with Scratch. In the previous “It’s Cool to Code” class, students were introduced to the basics of Scratch. In this class, students will be learning more of the features of Scratch, such as the Pen, Booleans, and Data. They will learn how to code more advanced programs, including a final project where they will plan out and build a program of their choosing.

5. How is the class divided?

Each class must have a minimum registration of 12 students and maximum of 20. In order to ensure all students have a positive experience, they well be divided into small collaboration groups (3 – 5 students) based on grade and ability.

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