Modesto Academy of Music & Design
INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTER SCIENCE (PART 2) - ages 8-14
Tai Wong
Modesto Academy of Music and Design: Ed & Jane - Computer Room (location map)
Wednesday, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
01/16/19 - 04/17/19 (14 weeks)

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INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTER SCIENCE PART 1 & 2 

Fall/Spring: 2 part series - 1 part per semester - each semester 14 weeks - 3 hours weekly - $430 per semester

This is an introduction to coding and computer science using the Micro:bit microcontroller board, and Microsoft's easy and powerful MakeCode block-based coding enviornment.  It is a project-based curriculum with a maker philosophy at its core; the idea is that by making physical objects, students create a context for learning coding and computer science concepts. 

This course is divided into two semesters, with each semester covering specific concepts.  Each concept addressed follows a specific format:  Topic introduction, Mircro:bit activity, and project. Six hours of class time is dedicated to the development of each concept.

First semester:  The students will explore the following concepts:  Introduction to the micro:bit, Algorithms, Variables, Conditionals, Iterations, and Review/Mini Project

Second semester:  The students will explore the following concepts:  Coordinate Grid System, Booleans, The 3 Bs (Bits, Bytes, and Binary), Radios, Arrays, and Culminating Project. 
NOTE: First semester must be taken before this class

 

Material Fee: $14 - 2.0 USB Flashdrive and other class materials 


Minimum: 4
Maximum: 7

Upcoming Meetings
01/16/19    9:00 AM Wednesday 01/16/19 9:00 AM
01/23/19    9:00 AM Wednesday 01/23/19 9:00 AM
01/30/19    9:00 AM Wednesday 01/30/19 9:00 AM
02/06/19    9:00 AM Wednesday 02/06/19 9:00 AM
02/13/19    9:00 AM Wednesday 02/13/19 9:00 AM
02/20/19    9:00 AM Wednesday 02/20/19 9:00 AM
02/27/19    9:00 AM Wednesday 02/27/19 9:00 AM
03/06/19    9:00 AM Wednesday 03/06/19 9:00 AM
03/13/19    9:00 AM Wednesday 03/13/19 9:00 AM
03/20/19    9:00 AM Wednesday 03/20/19 9:00 AM
03/27/19    9:00 AM Wednesday 03/27/19 9:00 AM
04/03/19    9:00 AM Wednesday 04/03/19 9:00 AM
04/10/19    9:00 AM Wednesday 04/10/19 9:00 AM
04/17/19    9:00 AM Wednesday 04/17/19 9:00 AM