/Scratch (Beginning or Continuing Workshop)

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Workshop Information

  • Sundays Sep 6, Sep 13, Sep 20, Sep 27, Oct 4, Oct 11 2015
  • 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
  • Designed for ages 9 to 12
  • 180.00 for nonmembers
  • 170.00 for members

Learn basic coding concepts by using drag-and-drop logic blocks to guide popular characters through a series of challenging puzzles. You will help characters from 'Angry Birds', 'Plants vs Zombies', 'Flappy Bird', or Disney's 'Frozen' to draw pictures, collect flowers, farm fields, and navigate mazes. First timers will begin with the new Course 2, while returning coders will go in to more depth with the more challenging Courses 3 and 4.

Then expand on your skills in MIT's Scratch, a beginner's programming language and online community with more flexibility to create your own interactive stories, animations, games, music and art - and share your creations with others around the world. You already may know the basics. We'll look at some more advanced techniques to make games that are bigger, faster and more exciting.

In the process of designing and programming Scratch projects, young people learn to think creatively, reason systematically, and work collaboratively. Scratch is a project of the Lifelong Kindergarten Group at the MIT Media Lab. It is available for free at

You will need an email address (either your own or a parent's) in order to share your work online. Or, you can bring your project home on a USB drive or CD.

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