Jumpstart your coding and programming skills with Scratch Junior Coding
In this course, we will learn the basics of using Scratch Jr. Students do not need to have any coding experience but should know how to work their devices. Since this is for younger students, I highly advise the student to have their zoom meeting on a computer and their project on a tablet that they can work on while still seeing the lesson. This will also allow them to show their work to the class as we go!
In each class, the students will add to their animated story with new skills that they learn. Scratch Jr. is a visual block coding language that is perfect for prereaders. All of the blocks use images for their labels. Each of the sessions is only 30 minutes long so that young students can stay engaged and focused the whole time.
We will use screen sharing to demonstrate the for the children and to guide their work.
-The students will be introduced to the Scratch Jr. App
-We will start a new project, learn how to add characters and backgrounds and make our characters move
Creating/Editing Characters/Create Scenes
-Students will take this class time to add/create all the characters and create programs
Animate our scenes
-Students will learn how to animate a scene
Create Projects with more details
We will be working on different projects in each class to show how the same concepts can be used to create something new.
- Day/time options are flexible and will be coordinated directly with YoungGates
Duration: 10 sessions
YoungGates tutors are the top 1% guaranteed! All are highly vetted and possess both a background in computer science AND previous teaching experience. The stringent selection process includes testing for the technical skills, communication skills and ability to engage and inspire kids. Only the top 1% are then selected and trained on the YoungGates proprietary curriculum.
We prepare kids for success in the digital world by teaching them how to code.
Our unique approach combines the benefits of teacher-led instruction and the ease and convenience of online classrooms. YoungGates’ developmental curriculum is based on hands-on learning where each student will have their own personal website that they build out and share as they learn coding.