One two-week session
Boys and girls, rising 6th through rising 8th graders
*This camp will take place online*
What to bring: Computer with keyboard, webcam and microphone capability, WiFi access, account on Code.org, household items such as pennies, deck of cards, aluminum foil, plastic container, etc.
This program blends online and "unplugged" non-computer activities to teach campers computational thinking, problem solving, programming concepts and digital citizenship. Throughout the two weeks, we will use Game Lab to learn the fundamentals of programming while integrating music and art into their own creations. No coding experience is necessary to take this hands-on class.
Sample Daily Schedule:
9-9:15 a.m. Introduction to the day’s lesson
9:15-9:30 a.m. Individual hands-on work or planning
9:30-10:15 a.m. Computer-based lesson
10:15-10:30 a.m. Break
10:30-10:45 a.m. Class discussion & introduction of next concept
10:45-11:30 a.m. Individual hands-on & computer-based work
11:30-11:45 a.m. Share
Teacher bio: Dr. Tara Northcott has been interested in utilizing technology for learning since she was in high school when she used simulation software to perform brain surgery. After teaching technology classes at the elementary and middle school levels in Nevada, Dr. Northcott moved to New Zealand to pursue a Ph.D. in educational technology. She currently works with staff and students to integrate technology throughout the curriculum in the role of academic technologist and computer science teacher at Landon School.
Fun fact: Dr. Northcott spent a summer in Greece working at a hostel.