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Young Coders Create & Share at SCRATCH DAY AT DUNHAM

04/27/2017 8:00 PM

 

Kids with an itch to code can find relief during SCRATCH DAY AT DUNHAM on Saturday, May 13, 2017. This free SCRATCH workshop, open to children ages 5-13, will take place from 9-11 am in the Rollins Dining Hall on the campus of The Dunham School.  

 

“Coding is the new literacy!” said Nikole Blanchard, Director of Innovation and Technology at the school. “This engaging software requires students to use critical thinking, creativity, communication, and collaboration skills.”
 

During this beginners SCRATCH event hosted by The Dunham School, young coders will make and share creative projects using SCRATCH programming and  explore other fun STEM activities using Osmo, Ollie, Cubelets, Coding Caterpillar, Ozbot and more. Kids can bring their own laptop computer or sign up to use a loaner for the workshop. One parent must attend as a chaperone. 

 

SCRATCH is a visual programming language developed by Massachusetts Institute of Technology. 

Each May, Scratch Day events around the world bring young people together to share projects and ideas, tinker, experiment, and learn from one another. 

 

More than just a programming language, Scratch also is an online community where children can create and share interactive media including stories, games and animation with people all over the world. According to the SCRATCH website (https://scratch.mit.edu), “As children create with Scratch, they learn to think collaboratively and reason systematically.” 

 

To register for this free Scratch workshop, go to https://www.eventbrite.com/e/start-your-day-with-scratch-workshop-tickets-33120486266