Community Christian Academy, Lowell MA

  • Ages 7+
  • No Prerequisites
  • Courses of 4 sessions, each 1.50 hour in duration
  • 1 Additional 3D Printing Session at ACA
  • Hours: Wednesday,  3.00 PM - 4.30 PM

Course 1 is a foundational course and is designed to be a gentle introduction to basic programming concepts, such as algorithms, syntax, loops, and variables, through the engaging and familiar experience of a game. In each activity, students use computational thinking , robotics, story telling and computer programming to navigate the course. Course 2 builds on Course 1 with increasingly complex projects and activities. New students joining the Courses will always go through the Course 1 sessions 

Course 1 Schedule

3:30 PM – 5:00 PM,   Block & Tackle

Session 1

Action packed primer into the basics of computational thinking. Learn about events, arguments, sequence, conditions, loops and variables using Block coding. Test your concept understanding tackling our Bot challenges

3:30 PM – 5:00 PM,  Code Combat

Session 2

Fight and defeat Ogres in the dungeons of Kithgard by coding arguments in Python. Learn as you play this awesome game and understand natural language concepts  through Python Syntax , Arguments, Strings, While Loops, Variables &  Algorithms

3:30 PM – 5:00 PM, Claymation

Session 3

Explore Animation and Storytelling by fusing Art and Technology.  Just as real world movie makers do, we will first build clay models and then integrate them into our Animation application to tell a compelling story. Imagine doing your very own LEGO Movie or EMOJI Movie

3:30 PM – 5:00 PM, Robotics

Session 4

Tinker, build, program and test age/skill appropriate Robots. Just as they do in real world, we work in teams to iteratively build Robots to accomplish missions. The missions are mini multi round competitions. Teams make subtle changes to their Robots based on their learnings 

Course 2 Schedule

3:30 PM – 5:00 PM,   Block & Tackle

Session 1

Action packed primer into the basics of computational thinking. Learn about events, arguments, sequence, conditions, loops and variables using Block coding. Test your concept understanding tackling our Bot challenges

3:30 PM – 5:00 PM,  Code Combat

Session 2

Fight and defeat Ogres in the dungeons of Kithgard by coding arguments in Python. Learn as you play this awesome game and understand natural language concepts  through Python Syntax , Arguments, Strings, While Loops, Variables &  Algorithms

3:30 PM – 5:00 PM, Claymation

Session 3

Explore Animation and Storytelling by fusing Art and Technology.  Just as real world movie makers do, we will first build clay models and then integrate them into our Animation application to tell a compelling story. Imagine doing your very own LEGO Movie or EMOJI Movie

3:30 PM – 5:00 PM, Robotics

Session 4

Tinker, build, program and test age/skill appropriate Robots. Just as they do in real world, we work in teams to iteratively build Robots to accomplish missions. The missions are mini multi round competitions. Teams make subtle changes to their Robots based on their learnings 

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