Build coding know-how through the adventure of Minecraft.
What will the students learn in this class?
Kids learn to code in the context of the hugely popular, 3D sandbox game Minecraft. Using Microsoft MakeCode programming languages, they create everything from skyscrapers to character superpowers while mastering such coding concepts as variables, looping and function creation.
The curriculum is designed to give beginners a solid foundation in computer science and encourage advanced students to take on more difficult challenges and learn new coding skills.
Students can delve deeper into the world of tech by taking the equally fun Coding and Robotics Club class on Wednesdays.
What are the benefits of this class?
Coding provides a multitude of benefits to children in their educational pursuits and future careers. They build fundamental computer science and problem-solving skills, gain experience with new technologies, express themselves creatively and develop confidence ad inquisitiveness around technology. Students receive a certificate of achievement at the end of the course.
Who will teach this class?
Classes are taught by highly experienced, ex-Microsoft engineers from Coding Lab Japan. With backgrounds in computer science, mathematics and education, they blend technology with fun to keep kids engaged. Guest instructors from companies like Microsoft and Google occasionally teach.