2021 Winter – Pre-course for Python Programming
Python is one of the most popular programming languages used by developers today and is considered one of the best programming languages for Artificial Intelligence. But you don’t have to wait until college to learn it!
In this course, students will be introduced to some of the latest features from MIT’s latest Scratch 3.0 software, including video sensing, text-to-speech voices, visualized data, Google translation, and machine learning. In the last 4 classes of the semester, students will use text-based Python programming to create interactive and fun games. This course focuses on building computational thinking skills and cultivates students’ interest for further coding learning.
By the end of the course, students will be able to:
- Transfer programming and thinking skills from Scratch to Python
- Use fundamental Python programming skills
- Identify errors in your Python code based on error messages, and debug your scripts
- Grade G5-G7
- Max Enroll 8
- Class Time 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm EST, Sundays (1/31 - 5/9, no class on 2/14, 3/28, 4/4)
- Class Location Online