Learning Roadmap Kids 6-12
Learning Roadmap for Kids 6-12
Learning Roadmap for Kids 6-12
If your child has had a moderate amount of coding experience, or they have finished the Scratch Beginner classes, then we would recommend they either take the Tinker Garage classes or Intermediate Scratch class. Both of these courses can be taken at this level, but they differ in their class structure and what is taught. See the Tinker Garage vs Intermediate Scratch section below.
If you’re child has taken a number of computer classes before or has done a lot of programming at home or school, then we would recommend coming in for a level assessment to determine the best placement. The Tinker Garage classes are a good fit, since students can work at their own pace. And Python scripting classes can also be a good choice, if your child is ready to move to a text based computer language. Contact us, and we can help in placing your child in the right class.
Scratch is designed for teaching kids and was developed by Mitchel Resnick, LEGO Papert Professor of Learning Research and head of the Lifelong Kindergarten group at the MIT media labs.
Students can take Tinker Garage classes and camps in any order. Tinker Garage classes are divided into two types: Weekly Drop-In classes and Camps.
Tinker Garage Weekly Drop-In classes are all self-contained lessons, so students can attend when it’s convenient and work at their own pace. Normally students attend on a weekly basis, but they are free to come more or less frequently. In each lesson, students will complete a new STEM based coding project or continue working on their own personal coding projects, with the guidance and expertise of our instructors.
Tinker Garage Camps are multi-day Scratch coding classes that focus on a particular theme, such as LEGO Robotics, Game Deisgn, or Animation and Story Telling. Kids continue to develop new coding skills and hone existing skills all while exploring a new subject. This allows kids to apply their coding skills to real, concrete problems, while doing something they enjoy!
The Intermediate Scratch class is a more linear class structure. Each lesson students will build on concepts they learned in the previous lesson and they will work are larger projects spanning the entire course.
The best way to think about Tinker Garage vs. Intermediate Scratch is that Tinker Garage drop-in classes and camps are designed to hone and practice coding skills, they are more free form, and don’t follow each other in a linear progression. While the Intermediate Scratch class has a linear structure that starts at point A, where Beginner Scratch left off, and finishes at point Z. Intermediate Scratch introduces students to more advanced computer programming concepts and principles.
Learning a text based language at this age is more advanced, so we normally steer kids towards the Scratch based classes. But for the right students at this age, or students that have mastered Scratch, moving into Python scripting can be a good choice. We can do a level assessment and help place your child in the right class.
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