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Join the Minecraft Cup Coding Lab Team!

Join Cup Coding Team!

Coding Lab Japan is forming a team of student coders to compete in this year’s Minecraft Cup!  The team will include students from Coding Lab Japan and students from our sister school in Singapore, Coding Lab Singapore.  Our goal is to build an awesome world, learn more coding, work as a team, but most importantly, have FUN!

What is the Minecraft Cup? Minecraft Cup is a team competition in Japan, hosted by Microsoft,  to build a Minecraft world using code and redstone.  

We will focus using code (Scratch and JavaScript) to build an awesome Minecraft world.  To support this we are offering special coding classes and events from May until the middle of August.  

We will be competing against other teams from all over Japan.  The team is limited to 20 students and will be supervised by Coding Lab Japan’s teachers.

Requirements

NOTE: All ages are welcome to sign-up for Minecraft classes. This age requirement is specified by Microsoft in order to participate in the Minecraft Cup competition.

  • Ages 7 – 15 (children that turn 16 after March 10, 2019 can join)
  • Completed Scratch Beginner 2 (students under 13)
    –AND–
    One of the following:
  • Attended a STEM Lab: Minecraft & Scratch class.
  • Attended a STEM Lab: Scratch weekend or after-school class.
  • Currently signed-up for a Minecraft class

Key Dateso May 18th, 16:00–17:00: Kick off meeting (18th and 19th will cover the same info)
o May 19th, 16:00–17:00: Kick off meeting (18th and 19th will cover the same info)
o Team Coding Lab Planning Meetings
o May 18, May 19, May 26, June 9, June 23, July 7, July 21, August 4, August 11
o Students do not have to attend all meetings. But we encourage them to attend as many as possible so they can participate in the planning experience, collaborate with team members, and stay up-to-date.
o Parents are welcome to stay in the school during the planning meetings and relax and socialize with the other parents and teachers.
o August 18, 2019 — Final World Submission Due Date
Classes(More Info on classes at the bottom of page)
o Minecraft Open Coding Lab, Weekends: Saturday & Sundays, 13:30—15:30
o Minecraft Open Coding Lab, Summer: Monday – Friday: 13:15—15:15
o STEM Lab: Scratch & Minecraft Coding Classes (Weekends and Summer Holiday Camps)
o JavaScript Beginner & Minecraft (Weekends and Summer Holiday Camps)

Note: these classes can all be taken multiple times. There will be new projects and activities each class.
Team GoalCollaborate with Coding Lab team members to create the best Minecraft city ever! Learn new ways to code, practice coding, solve problems, and have fun!

This Year’s ThemeCity with sports facilities. Let’s design an exciting metropolis!
GoalCreate a city where all citizens can live an exciting and fulfilling life! The city must have a sports facility such as a stadium, sports grounds, gymnasium, and other sporting facilities.
How will the worlds be evaluated?• How diverse and fulfilling of a life can people live in the the city?
• Did the team use collaboration and teamwork to create their world?
• How was coding used to create the world?
• How is redstone used in the world?
How will the winners be chosen? Initial Selection
All the teams in the competition will vote to narrow down the candidates to 10-20 teams.

Final selection
Official Judges for the Minecraft Cup competition will decide the final winners.
AwardsThe final winners will be announced at the award ceremony on September 23, 2019.
Awards will be decided by the official advisors and judges.
Winners are invited to an award ceremony event where certificates and prizes will be presented.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us. info@codinglab.jp

Minecraft Classes and Labs

STEM Lab: Scratch & Minecraft
Ages 7-9 & 10-12

Code with Scratch to create buildings, automate robots, use redstone, and more, all inside of Minecraft!

New projects every class, so this class can be repeated multiple times.

Requirements: Completed Scratch Beginner 2

JavaScript Beginner & Minecraft
Ages 13-17
(10-12 by approval)

Code with JavaScript to create buildings, automate robots, use redstone, and more, all inside of Minecraft!

New projects every class, so this class can be repeated multiple times.

No coding experience required (ages 10-12 by approval).

Minecraft Open Coding Lab

An open coding space where kids can code in Minecraft, collaborate with other students, and try out new ideas. The lab is supervised by Coding Lab teachers who are there to help students solve problems and teach new coding ideas.

Purchase a punch card and RSVP for the dates you want to join.

Group and Offsite Classes

Group Classes

If you have a group of students/friends that all want to attend the same class, but there isn’t enough space in the upcoming classes, we can work with you to start a new class.  Just send us a message and we’ll get the ball rolling.

Request Class

Offsite Classes: We’ll Come to Your Location

If you have a group of students at your school, institution, community center, etc that you want to attend one of our classes, but you cannot come to our classrooms, we can come to you.  Send us a message and we can work out the details.

Request Class

Summer Coding Camps

Schedule

Enrollment now open for Summer Camps! New 5-day camps start every week from June — September.  If you don’t see a camp for the dates you want, please let us know and we’ll try to schedule a new camp.

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Summer Coding Camps

Schedule

Enrollment now open for Summer Camps! New 5-day camps start every week from June — September.  If you don’t see a camp for the dates you want, please let us know and we’ll try to schedule a new camp.

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Minecraft & Scratch

Class Schedule

In the Minecraft & Scratch class, kids will learn how to use Scratch to program characters in Minecraft.  Students will use all the computer programming concepts they learned in Scratch and apply it to programming in Minecraft.

Students will do the following things in the class:

  • Program a character to move.
  • Program an automated pet to follow the player.
  • Program a character to detect different types of blocks.
  • Program an automated character to search for different types of blocks, mine them, and return them to the player.
  • Continue to practice and improve their coding skills.

Who is this coding class for?

  • Children 7-10 & 10-12 years old
  • Completed at least Scratch Beginner II (or by approval)
  • Laptops and hardware devices provided

Learning Outcomes

  • Learn how to use Scratch to program characters in Minecraft.
  • Continue to develop core coding skills.
  • Cultivate and Develop problem-solving and critical logic skills.
  • Appreciation of the application of Science and Mathematics in coding.

Class Structure

  • Course Duration: 6 hours
  • Small Class Size: 6 students maximum

 

Upcoming Classes

Minecraft & Scratch

Class Schedule

In the Minecraft & Scratch class, kids will learn how to use Scratch to program characters in Minecraft.  Students will use all the computer programming concepts they learned in Scratch and apply it to programming in Minecraft.

Students will do the following things in the class:

  • Program a character to move.
  • Program an automated pet to follow the player.
  • Program a character to detect different types of blocks.
  • Program an automated character to search for different types of blocks, mine them, and return them to the player.
  • Continue to practice and improve their coding skills.

Who is this coding class for?

  • Children 7-10 & 10-12 years old
  • Completed at least Scratch Beginner II (or by approval)
  • Laptops and hardware devices provided

Learning Outcomes

  • Learn how to use Scratch to program characters in Minecraft.
  • Continue to develop core coding skills.
  • Cultivate and Develop problem-solving and critical logic skills.
  • Appreciation of the application of Science and Mathematics in coding.

Class Structure

  • Course Duration: 6 hours
  • Small Class Size: 6 students maximum

 

Upcoming Classes

SCRATCH JUNIOR 3: STORIES X CODING (AGE 4-6)

Class Schedule

Stories x Coding: Nursery Rhymes, Stories, Adventures and more!

Scratch Jr. 3 begins where Scratch Jr. 2 left off.  Kids will learn how to program new commands and create more complex programs.

In our specially curated preschool coding program, kids will learn how to code with a new story every lesson!

With familiar favorites inspired by The Very Hungry Caterpillar, Five Little Monkeys and more, kids get to dramatize and program each other to act out the iconic scenes in the book, followed by putting it together in a digital tablet animation*!

Come join us on a Coding Adventure which brings your child through the jungle, mischief in the house, showing their love for Daddy, and finally a wondrous train ride filled with bumps and turns. It is bound to excite your little coder, and they will never see their favorite books in the same way again!

Pointing out the part of the code that makes the train grow bigger
Pointing out the part of the code that makes the train grow bigger (Official Re-Opening of Bukit Panjang Library)

Our proprietary, award-winning MIT-inspired curriculum builds up your child’s understanding of the coding language and inspires them to think logically. Your child will be able to understand how to use coding blocks and sequence them in the right manner to form a story or a mini game. Concepts such as loops, motion and Events will be incorporated in class, in a way that the children will pick it up in a natural and fun way, all with minimal screen time. Through a combination of Reading, Drama, Kinaesthetic learning and craftwork, your child will learn computational thinking and problem-solving in a novel and exciting manner.

Books /Themes used:
– The Very Hungry Caterpillar
– Five Little Monkeys
– Sports and Games
– Jungle Safari
– Train Adventures with Code

*1-2 selected scenes in the book

5 Little Monkeys - Digital Animation
5 Little Monkeys – Digital Animation

Who is this for?

Children 4-6 years old

Scratch Jr. 2

Tablets provided (one per child)

Course structure

Number of lessons: 4

Hours per lesson: 1

Small Class Size: 3 students maximum

 

Fees

Weekend Classes & After-School
(1 day a week)
1 hrs x 4 days (4hrs)
¥9,800 + tax

 

Outline

– Warm Up

– Story time with code

– Kinaesthetic Activities

– Break/Snack Time (Kids to bring their own snacks)

– Coding with Crafts

– Tablet Time* (Children may bring their own tablets; otherwise, tablets will be provided)

 

Schedule for upcoming Scratch Jr. 3 classes

 

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JUNIOR CODER INTERMEDIATE(AGE 4-6)

Stories x Coding: Nursery Rhymes, Stories, Adventures and more!

Scratch Jr. 2 begins where Scratch Jr. 1 left off.  Kids will learn how to program new commands and create more complex programs.

In our specially curated preschool coding program, kids will learn how to code with a new story every lesson!

With familiar favorites inspired by The Very Hungry Caterpillar, Five Little Monkeys and more, kids get to dramatize and program each other to act out the iconic scenes in the book, followed by putting it together in a digital tablet animation*!

Come join us on a Coding Adventure which brings your child through the jungle, mischief in the house, showing their love for Daddy, and finally a wondrous train ride filled with bumps and turns. It is bound to excite your little coder, and they will never see their favorite books in the same way again!

Pointing out the part of the code that makes the train grow bigger
Pointing out the part of the code that makes the train grow bigger (Official Re-Opening of Bukit Panjang Library)

Our proprietary, award-winning MIT-inspired curriculum builds up your child’s understanding of the coding language and inspires them to think logically. Your child will be able to understand how to use coding blocks and sequence them in the right manner to form a story or a mini game. Concepts such as loops, motion and Events will be incorporated in class, in a way that the children will pick it up in a natural and fun way, all with minimal screen time. Through a combination of Reading, Drama, Kinaesthetic learning and craftwork, your child will learn computational thinking and problem-solving in a novel and exciting manner.

Books /Themes used:
– The Very Hungry Caterpillar
– Five Little Monkeys
– Sports and Games
– Jungle Safari
– Train Adventures with Code

*1-2 selected scenes in the book

5 Little Monkeys - Digital Animation
5 Little Monkeys – Digital Animation


Who is this for?

Children 4-6 years old

Scratch Jr. 2

Tablets provided (one per child)

Course structure

Number of lessons: 4

Hours per lesson: 1

Small Class Size: 4 students maximum

Fees

Weekend Classes & After-School
(1 day a week)
1 hrs x 4 days (4hrs)
¥13,500 + tax

Outline

– Warm Up

– Kinaesthetic Activities

– Break/Snack Time (Kids to bring their own snacks)

– Coding with Crafts

– Tablet Time* (Children may bring their own tablets; otherwise, tablets will be provided)

Python Perfect Lab

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Python Perfect Lab

The Python Perfect Lab is designed for students to practice and improve their coding skills.  Students work on increasingly challenging coding problems, with the help and guidance of a Coding Lab instructor.

Students can attend the Python Perfect classes while they are currently taking one of the other Python classes, such as Python Beginner 101 or 102, or they can take classes in between Python Beginner 101, 102, or 103.  The classes do not have to be taken in order.  


Who is this for?

Students 10-12 & 13-17 years old

At least Currently taking Python 101

Course structure

Weekends: 2 hours

 

Fees

5 Classes (2 hours each)
¥35,000 + tax

 


In this day and age, coding skills are no longer just important for software developers.  Coding skills are becoming more and more important for vast ranges of disciplines, from the core sciences, to graphic designers, to sound produces, animators, and more.

Caleb enjoyed the course so much.. He is greatly inspired and created a new game today.. He could also articulate what he has learnt..Trionna, Caleb’s Mother

Python Perfect Lab

もっと詳しく

Python Perfect Lab

The Python Perfect Lab is designed for students to practice and improve their coding skills.  Students work on increasingly challenging coding problems, with the help and guidance of a Coding Lab instructor.

Students can attend the Python Perfect classes while they are currently taking one of the other Python classes, such as Python Beginner 101 or 102, or they can take classes in between Python Beginner 101, 102, or 103.  The classes do not have to be taken in order.  


Who is this for?

Students 10-12 & 13-17 years old

At least Currently taking Python 101

Course structure

Weekends: 2 hours

 

Fees

5 Classes (2 hours each)
¥35,000 + tax

 


In this day and age, coding skills are no longer just important for software developers.  Coding skills are becoming more and more important for vast ranges of disciplines, from the core sciences, to graphic designers, to sound produces, animators, and more.

Caleb enjoyed the course so much.. He is greatly inspired and created a new game today.. He could also articulate what he has learnt..Trionna, Caleb’s Mother

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