West Haven Parks & Recreation is teaming up eScout Academy to provide Youth Stem Online learning Programs to our residents.
eScout Academy offers creative courses to inspire students towards computing and learn the basics of Science and Physical computing (STEM), Robotics concepts in a fun and easy way. The course consists of different themed activities like Art, music, storytelling, interactive games, science experiments to inspire and engage students towards technology, and "Making STEM fun and real".
Courses focus on building creativity(through interactive exercises), social-emotional intelligence, peer-peer learning, working in a group environment, design thinking, mathematical thinkers, and real-world problem-solvers.
Course Offerings: ONLINE ONLY - 8 WEEKS - LINK IS GOOD FOR ENTIRE CLASS
Program Instructors Provided by & run by eScout Academy
Animation and Develop Games - Level 1 (Grade 2 -3):
Introduce students to code puzzles, express and apply computing steps, Build and play with code blocks (Animation, music/sound blocks). Build fun games and animations using Repetition and Events concepts. Unplugged Activities.
Animation and Develop Games - Level 2 (Grade 3 -4):
Introduction, usage of computers, develop foundation skills in computing using block-based code. Explore and play with blocks. Building platform and multiplayer games, memory-based games using sequencing, conditionals, data, and operators concepts. Unplugged Activities
Develop Games using “Minecraft” (Grade 3 -5):
Intro to Minecraft: Education Edition, students will explore different activities and concepts using Animal & Space Research center themes learn along the way Pattern Recognition, Sequencing and Loops. Explore space theme: Ganymede & Saturn’s Rings: Focusing on learning the concepts of Booleans, Operators, and how they work in conditional settings. Unplugged Activities
Develop Games using “python/p5.js” (Grade 4 -6):
Introduction to foundational computing skills, transition from blocks to simple code. Introduction to script using p5.js, animation basics, interactive games.
Introduction to python : variables, loops and functions to create visual, artwork, simulations, game and more.. Unplugged Activities
Experience Level: Beginner - Moderate
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If you decide to withdraw two weeks prior to the course start date you will be issues an account credit that can be used at West Haven Parks & Recreation.
Once the course starts there will be no refunds issued for this program.