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The Opportunity

CLASSES FOR THE FALL SESSION ARE FILLED. Preregistration is now open for early 2017

Kids Code Jeunesse and LEARN are offering several computer programming courses IN ENGLISH for children between the ages of 7-12 who are in the English school system in Quebec (public, private, home schooled).

The courses will be offered online using Zenlive, a collaborative online classroom platform.

Children will require a computer and Internet connection at home to access the virtual classroom where a trained computer programmer will teach a small group of children to code. A headset is also recommended.

Registration is open to students attending English public and private schools in Quebec.

The Courses

Intro to Scratch (ages 7-9): Children will be introduced to Scratch, a computer programming language that allows children to learn creatively and reason systematically. No previous programming experience is required, but children should be familiar with the mouse & keyboard and the use of an Internet browser.

Intro to HTML/CSS (ages 10-12): Children will learn the basics of HTML and CSS and apply them in order to create their own web pages. No previous programming experience is required, but children should be familiar with the mouse & keyboard and the use of an Internet browser.

Creative with Code using Scratch (Advanced Scratch) (ages 8-12): Children learn the basics of building an interactive project using Scratch. Students must have completed a Kids Code Jeunesse Introduction to Scratch course or have used Scratch in school or at home.

The Schedule (tentative)

Saturdays (projected start in mid-January)

9:00 am – 10:30 am Intro to Scratch 7-9 yrs. No prerequisite
11:00 am – 12:30 pm Intro to HTML/CSS 10-12 yrs. No prerequisite
1:30 pm – 3:00 pm Creative with Code using Scratch (Advanced Scratch)
8-12 yrs. Scratch course or equivalent

 The Technical Requirements

Classes will take place using LEARN’s online classroom platform, Zenlive. In order to access Zenlive, you will need:

  • A computer (desktop or laptop) with high speed Internet access
  • Adobe Flash browser plugin
  • A computer headset (with microphone) or earphones are a must. You can purchase an inexpensive computer headset at BestBuy, The Source or Bureau en Gros.

A participant guide for Zenlive can be downloaded from the LEARN web site.

Two (2) short orientation sessions of 30 minutes will be held about one week before the start of the online classes to ensure that your child can successfully connect to Zenlive. More information about the orientation sessions as well as the classes will be sent once your registration is confirmed.

Over the course of the program, children build their own website, as well learn about computers, the Internet, basic computational thinking and programming.

Place your children on the waiting list for Winter 2017 using our registration form.

For more information about Kids Code Jeunesse and their programs, please visit www.kidscodejeunesse.org.

Updated: October 17, 2016, 10:08 AM