Learn how to Teach Scratch to Kids

In this workshop you will learn to code in Scratch (scratch.mit.eduthe programming language used most widely in schools and kids programming clubs. Scratch was developed with love and kindness by MIT. It is fun, quick to learn, and has a visual interface that minimizes syntax errors. Scratch comes with a drawing tool and a wide assortment of pre-drawn art so that you can create a game or an animation within minutes of being introduced to this exciting visual language.

What we will cover: 
-The Scratch interface 
-Basic programming commands ("blocks") 
-Building your first game 
-How to motivate kids to learn to code

Note: This is NOT a session for kids.  If you are looking for free programming classes for kids in Brussels contact the workshop leaders or go to http://brussels.coderdojobelgium.be/.

Who this is for:  

• Parents who want to teach their kids to program. Teachers, coaches, and mentors from schools and programming clubs.

• Adults who want to learn the basics of programming using a really simple visual programming language.

Prerequisites: None 

Requirements: 

1) Bring your laptop (Windows, Mac or Linux, no problem) 

2) Optional: Download and set up Scratch on your machine. http://scratch.mit.edu/scratch2download/

Note: If you don’t have a laptop, warn us in advance so we can bring one for you.

The leaders of this workshop are Patrick Feeney and André Cortes, coaches from CoderDojo. CoderDojo is a volunteer-based programming club teaching kids programming for free. We are hoping the session will be useful to the general public and as well as our volunteers.

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  • Bart

    I am unable to come but I am going to bring a workshop to kids next week. Is there a way I can get the material and work trough it at home? Please :)

    August 7

    • Bart

      My partner and I started a organisation to give kids creative/sportive/techno­logical workshops with added educational value. In one of them I'm going to use Scratch to build a computer game. I would have loved to be at the workshop but was unable to come.

      August 9

  • Bj

    And someone forgot his Apple MagSafe Adapter in Bib Sans Souci..

    August 8

  • Bj

    Many thanks to Patrick Feeney and André Madeira Cortes from Coderdojo Etterbeek for giving this wonderful introduction to Scratch! Keep Coderdojo Brussels in mind everyone, there is more Scratch fun to come!

    1 · August 8

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great session. Thanks for this introduction to Scratch!

    1 · August 7

  • Zyaad

    Sorry to notify so late.. I will not be able to reach there early enough for today's session. Looking forward for the next one. My apologies again :-(

    August 7

  • Arnout W.

    ok I will be there and fully ready to learn...

    August 6

  • Patrick F.

    The location is finally confirmed. It's going to be at the Ixelles public library Sans Soucie next to the Musée d'Ixelles. See you there at 7pm on Aug 7!

    2 · July 29

  • July 29

  • Patrick F.

    The location will be announced tomorrow or Wed 7/30 at the latest. It will definitely be in Ixelles :-)

    July 28

  • Zyaad

    Hi, I am interested in this one. However, would like to know the venue. Can you please clarify on the venue? Thanks!

    July 27

    • Patrick F.

      Hi Zyaad, we will know the venue in the next couple of days. It will definitely be in Ixelles. either at the library next to the Musee d'Ixelles or on the ULB Campus. Will update the event by Tuesday or Wednesday at latest.

      July 27

    • Zyaad

      Thanks. That will be great :-)

      July 27

  • karin de s.

    CoderDojo coach Brussels

    July 27

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