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Past Event
Saturday, April 9, 2016, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

ThoughtSTEM: Computer Programming

1875 El Prado, San Diego, 92101
Cost: $30

Students age 8–14 can choose from a variety of challenges designed to introduce them to programming and build their skill set. The challenges are self-paced so students can join at any time. Students learn by doing with the help of ThoughtSTEM trained mentors. There are no lectures.

 

First-timers have the option of starting with material specifically designed to engage students with no coding background. We start with simple projects in Scratch and slowly build the complexity of each consecutive challenge to encourage students to think like a programmer, not just copy and paste code from a workbook. Upon completing a challenge, each student earns a specific "achievement card" which makes it easy to track your child’s progress and provides the students with greater motivation to attempt more complex projects. For those with programming experience, plenty of challenges in advanced languages such as Javascript too.


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