STEM Computer Programming for Kids

Fun filled class that introduces the concepts of programming and engineering through fun filled games. This program in programming focuses on the basics of programming. In this program Grades K-5 participants explore the basic concepts of programming and learn to create their own programs using drag-and-drop programming tools like Code.org and Scratch programming . Custom programs can be arranged on demand.

Game Making Lab 1:  July 9 - July 13   9am - 4pm    320503-07

Don't just play, make your own computer games!  In computer Game Making Lab, participants will explore the foundations of video game design then plan and operate their own multi-level video games!  Every video game must follow a basic story line which has five parts:  setting, plot, characters, interactive objects and goal.  Just like an interesting movie or a book, these five parts together give the story purpose.  Video games allow users to experience and control that story.  

Fees: Member $255/Resident $260/Non Resident $270

Game Making Lab 2 - Minecraft:  July 30 - August 3    9am - 4pm     320303-08

Don't just play vanilla Minecraft, experience Minecraft with engineering, designing and budgeting.  Create your own Mods and make it your own unique game.  Parents, this program takes your child's interest in video gaming to creating something using computer programming.  Participants will plan a city and engineer their worlds while they manage budgets and time constraints.  As they develop advanced Minecraft modification ("modding") skills and JavaScript, they will automate their city construction by using the power of computer programming.  

Fees: Member $255/Resident $260/Non Resident $270

For any questions contact Alex at a.owens@bcmud.org