Southworth Library invites kids age 9 – 14 to participate in a seven week coding club on Thursday afternoons from 3:30 – 5 at the library from October 10 to November 21. Participants will learn robotics, engage in coding games and create their own game using Scratch 3.0 with Rick Silterra, experienced programmer and computer scientist. Mr. Silterra has worked in computer science, telecommunications and web development for over 40 years.
The seven session course uses the creative computing curriculum designed by Harvard University to teach kids to program using Scratch. We will also build small robots and use other tools to teach computational thinking. Students should have a basic knowledge of how to use a computer mouse and the rudiments of typing skills.
Registration is limited to 12 students. For more information or to register, contact Diane Pamel at firstname.lastname@example.org , the main desk at (607) 844-4782 or check our website at southworthlibrary.org. Bus transportation is available from the Dryden Elementary School and Middle school with the signed permission form available at the library or through our website.
This program is made possible through generous grant funding from the Sandy and Jay True Fund of the Community Foundation of Tompkins County.