Scratch is a free 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. As children create with Scratch, they learn to think creatively, work collaboratively, and reason systematically. Scratch is designed and maintained by the Lifelong Kindergarten group at the MIT Media Lab. For more information about Scratch go to https://scratch.mit.edu/
Your kids can come and join us at the ACL for a 9 week session to learn how to design and create their own games using Scratch. Classes will be held weekly on Thursday evenings from 7-8 pm beginning on Thursday, September 24th.
All children will need to bring a laptop and headphones with them to class. The classes are free, but pre-registration is required. The class will be strictly limited to children 8 to 12 y.o. that are interested in programming. Parents are welcome, but not required, to attend the classes along with their children.
To register, email firstname.lastname@example.org with the child’s name, age, and the email address that we can use to create an account for your child on the Scratch web site. The class will be limited to the first 12 children that register. After the class is filled, additional children will be placed on a waiting list. Expect a reply from the ACL confirming your child’s registration before September 15th.