A virtual program designed to get kids excited about programming in Scratch 3.0
About this Event
Ages: 8-14 years old
Scratch is a programming language and an online community where children can program and share interactive media such as stories, games, and animation with people from all over the world. The primary focus of the Coding program is to address the development of functioning skills (e.g. problem-solving, critical thinking, creativity, focusing attention and remembering instructions). As participants create with Scratch, they learn to think creatively, work collaboratively, and reason systematically. Group participants will create an account with Scratch and can share their creations with family and friends. Through our coding projects, participants will learn to improve their planning and problem-solving skills.
What you will learn
- Learners will build a two-dimensional game from start to finish.
- Learners will gain familiarity and understand the basics of using Scratch.
- Learners will create characters, customize their costumes and create animations.
- Learners will enhance the game experience by adding special effects, creating backgrounds and adding sound.
Dates: Thursday 6:00 - 7:00 PM, September 28th to November 2nd, 2023
- Participants must be able to safely and successfully participate in a structured 1-hour large group virtual program. Each week a link to the class will be provided to each participant.
- Participants must be interested in participating in the selected robotics program as well as be motivated to work towards a selected goal actively throughout the session.
- Children must be the appropriate age to participate in the program or be turning that age during the program ( Intermediate 10-14 years old).
- If a child would benefit from and/or require 1:1 support during program in order to participate safely and/or successfully, it is the responsibility of the caregiver to source 1:1 support for the participant prior to clients' spot being confirmed. **Note: 1:1 support can be a direct family member.**
- Participants must have identified a way of accessing a zoom meeting and have a laptop or computer to participate in the program. Participants will be required to have a scratch online account.
Participants will be charged the full program fee if they cancel less than one week before the program start date.
What happens after registration?
Register by purchasing your ticket and completing the order form. You will receive a confirmation and receipt in the mail, or a phone call if more information is required. You will be contacted for a participant screening appointment.
- Payments will be processed with your registration information.
- You must complete an intake interview with our Recreational Therapeutic Specialist before the start of the program to complete your participation. The therapist will contact you directly to set up this appointment.
Event Venue & Nearby Stays
Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital, 150 Kilgour Road, Toronto, Canada