Beginning Coding (Ages 7-9)

  • Instructor Neha Bharti
  • Code CS11
  • Student Ages 7-9
  • Terms Fall Semester 2023
    Spring Semester 2024
    Full Year


In this course, students will learn ScratchJr, a visual programming language developed by MIT to help young children learn to code using blocks. Students will start coding through a series of fun and engaging activities, such as making simple games and designing their own animations. They will progress to Scratch, a visual programming language with much more functionality, which they will use to create more sophisticated games, animations, and other projects.

Live Classes: Tuesdays, 1:00 p.m. Eastern Time. Fall semester runs from the week of August 14th to the week of December 11th, 2023; spring semester runs from the week of January 8th to the week of May 6th, 2024.

Student Expectations: Students are expected to apply the concepts they learn in class to various projects that they will present during subsequent live classes.

Student Support: The instructor is available via email.

Feedback/Assessment: Students will receive ongoing feedback from the instructor on the projects they present in class.

Materials: Students will need a desktop or laptop computer. This course cannot be taken on a smartphone or tablet. The first live class will be dedicated to ensuring that students are prepared with the appropriate software/tools, all of which are free; specific instructions will be sent to each student before the course begins.

Prerequisites: None


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