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YCT 100-W20 | Maine Kids Code, Ages 11-14

YCT 100-W20 | Maine Kids Code, Ages 11-14

Tues, 3:30-5:30PM, 1/14-4/28 no class 2/18+4/21, Mechanics Hall 519 Congress St

Maximum Enrollment: 7 LBS

Course Description

Design and Code Your Own Game Presented by the Maine Charitable Mechanics Association. Harness your creativity and become a game designer! Using Scratch, a free creative coding platform from MIT, learn basic concepts of programming while building simple yet ridiculously fun computer games. Use your art skills to create backgrounds, characters, and the other sprites that comprise a game. Then, using the visual blocks language, you learn to build game mechanics like jumping, moving platforms, and special abilities.

You'll be able to:

Design backgrounds, sprites, and 2D game levels

Add movement, action, and score-keeping

Practice collaborative coding

Test and debug your code

Playtest and iterate on your level designs to create better gaming experiences

This class is for students who are new to coding or would like to expand their abilities with Scratch. Previous programming experience is not required.

TUITION: $245 + FEES: $0

Dwight Thorne teaches Math at King Middle school and has been involved in STEM robotics and coding programs. mainemechanicshall.org

All supplies are provided, but you can bring your own laptop.

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