Introduction to Computer Programming with Python: Middle School Students
INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTER PROGRAMMING WITH PYTHON: 6th, 7th, 8th
The class is a 15 weeks course (over 4-5 months), taught by a software developer. We will cover the basics of “real” computer programming in Python, an easy to learn language that is used today in many companies. The children will learn how to read, write, and modify basic Python programs. We will learn about variables, loops, if-then-else statements, and functions. Some of the topics we will cover include how to use Python to do math problems, draw pictures, write a quiz, make secret messages, and do cool things in Minecraft (Pi Edition).
Previous typing experience is very beneficial. Previous programming experience is not expected. The class material is challenging and is best suited for students who like computers and enjoy problem solving. This 15 week class is the first in a series of 4. Students who wish to learn more about computer programming can continue on with more advanced material in our Python Level 2, Python Level 3 and Python / Web Programming Level 4 classes.
Required Supplies: There is an additional one-time cost to purchase the Raspberry Pi educational computer. You can find the links to Amazon on our website at https://www.blackrocknetworks.com/supplies/ . This includes the cables, keyboard and SD card. The children will use it for their classwork and homework. They will be required to bring it with them to class each week. For homework, children will need access to a screen / TV that supports HDMI. If you already own a Raspberry Pi 3, you do not need to purchase a new one. Please confirm the version with us first.
** Please note that we will consider adding another class if there is enough interest based on the waitlist information on the WinRec website. For more information email email@example.com