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My First Fun Program!: Grades 1 - 2

Course Description

Have fun making your first computer program! Create your own interactive stories, games, and animations and share them with others. You're never too young to start to learn the basics especially when it's so easy.

Students learn the basics of programming logic by creating self-developed stories, animations and games using the simple drag and drop blocks of the MIT-developed Scratch environment. Once these concepts of programming are mastered we apply them to JavaScript. This workshop is a great introduction for early learners to try programming. Even if your child does not choose a career in technology the concepts taught here are applicable to critical thinking and problem solving in every field. This workshop may be taken several times. Topics include programming logic, sprites, coordinates, problem solving, storytelling, animation, game design and critical thinking.

Workshop Images & Useful Links

Below are links to software, materials and information for review or download. We try to use open source (free) or inexpensive software where we can so that your child may easily continue their fun and investigation at home.

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Extended Day Coverage (Mornings & Afternoons)
Families needing to drop off kids early or pick them up late may take advantage of TCU's Extended Coverage options. These optional coverages may be added during workshop registration and checkout. Fees are based on a weekly basis (see fees below); extended coverage for individaul days are not available for purchase.

  • Morning Extended Day Coverage (7:30am - 9:00am): +$35/week
  • Afternoon Extended Day Coverage (4:00pm - 5:30pm): +$35/week

    Lunch Policy & Coverage
    Campers registered for both a morning and an afternoon workshop during the same week, or an all day workshop will be monitored for lunch at no additional cost. Students staying all day must provide their own, non-perishable lunch and beverage (refrigeration not available). Please note that no lunches will be provided by TCU or staff.

    Ya'll Come Back! Rebate Program
    Simply register your child in more than one eligible camp workshop this summer and receive a rebate after the camp season ends. $10 rebates apply to each additional camp for each child; so, register your child for three eligible camps and receive $20 back! It's our way of saying thanks! Rebates will be processed in Fall 2018.

    Detailed information will be sent several weeks in advance of the camp

    Number of Seat(s) Available: There are 7 openings remaining at this time.

    Dates:July 30 - August 3, 2018
    Meets:M, Tu, W, Th and F from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM, 5 sessions
    Instructor:Study Center
    Fee: $199.00Fee Breakdown