Oak Creek Coding Club for 1st-5th graders - Starts Wednesday, October 4th
We are so pleased to offer students in grades 1st-5th the opportunity to code with their peers using the Scratch platform. Scratch is a free program offered through MIT Media Lab (www.scratch.mit.edu). With Scratch, you can program your own interactive stories, games and animation.
Scratch helps students learn to think creatively, reason systematically, and work collaboratively - essential skills for life in the 21st century.
The Coding Club launched last year and we had over 100 students per week participate! The students had so much fun creating and sharing their projects together.
Coding Club will be held every Wednesday in the Maker Space during your student's lunch (second) recess.
We really need 1st and 2nd grade parent volunteers! No computer science experience required! During the 1st/2nd grade session we really need help getting all the students logged into the chrome books and onto the Scratch website. It is a short time commitment (11:55am-12:25). Please email Jen Elller if you are available to help.
If your child is interested in participating please fill out the release form and send with your student to Coding Club. Students will not be able to participate without a signed release on file.
In addition, we are thrilled to announce that students in the Coding Club will have access to programmable robots. These robots are called Dash/Dot robots. Students use a developmentally appropriate programming language to make the robots interact and perform different challenges. Last year, Oak Creek students had an opportunity to test these robots in some classrooms and in Coding Club. This year, we were able to purchase three sets of Dash/Dot robots as a result of a generous grant from the Lake Oswego Rotary Club and through some OCE funds.