Coding: Scratch and VEX Virtual Robotics

Small-group online learning led by an elite tech rockstar. Meet once a week for 10 weeks, and earn your official iD Certification!

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Pricing
$549 per 10-week session with code BLASTOFF2021
Ages
7 - 9 (Must turn 7 by 12/31/21)
Skill Level
Beginner–Advanced
Tools
Scratch, Vex VR
Program
Small Group Semesters | 1 lesson per week for 10 weeks
Path
Coding, Robotics
Prerequisite
See course description

Coding: Scratch and VEX Virtual Robotics

Scratch, developed by MIT, is the gold standard for learning to code! This software helps teach the core concepts of computational thinking while taking away the pressure of intimidating grammar and syntax. Using the streamlined visual programming blocks, you’ll learn all about sprites, creating custom costumes, and animating with code.

As you grow your skillset, you’ll explore how to define the execution order of your code using coordinated events, conditional checks, and control loops. Then, you’ll dive into more advanced topics, such as using variables to track player game data.

You’ll expand upon your new knowledge by incorporating the VEX VR coding environment, which uses the same visual programming system as Scratch to provide sensor input data and control of the drivetrain for your very own virtual robot. Combine all of your coding knowledge to program your robot to complete tasks autonomously without any additional guidance!

Online Course Requirements:
-Mac, Windows PC, or Chromebook only
-Visual coding environment is online
-Webcam
-Stable internet connection with access to Zoom Video Conferencing
Prerequisite: Previous semesters or equivalent experience
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In this course, you will:

  • Create variables and if-else statements
  • Make programs with visual code
  • Experiment and explore to build creativity and confidence
  • Code virtual robots

Your tuition includes:

  • iD Certified Instructor
  • 60 minutes of live learning once a week
  • Free Thursday Office Hours
  • iD Small Class Guarantee™ (average of 5 students)
  • Official iD Certification
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Learn from an elite tech rockstar

Passion for tech. Unmatched expertise. Personality that brings out the absolute best in your child. With 22+ years of experience, we know there's no replacement for the best teacher. That's why we recruit the same carefully-vetted talent sought by companies like Google, EA, and Disney. They hire who we hire.
 
  • Recruited from top universities like Stanford, Caltech, and NYU
  • Meticulous background and reference checks
  • All-adult instructors, no high schoolers or CITs
  • 100% USA-based employees, no independent contractors
  • Rigorous training and proven teaching methods
  • Adherence to American Camp Association-accredited guidelines

Choose your child's skill level

Scratch and VEX Virtual Robotics

$649 for 10 lessons

About This Certification

Kick-off by learning the basics of visual programming alongside motion control for the VEX VR robot.

Prerequisites

None

Intermediate Scratch Coding and Design

$649 for 10 lessons

About This Certification

Embrace game-making and code the VEX VR robot to complete tasks autonomously using input from its sensors!

Prerequisites

Previous semesters or equivalent experience

Algorithms and Code in Scratch

$649 for 10 lessons

About This Certification

Create more complex games by including an increased number of sprites with customized movement and code.

Prerequisites

Previous semesters or equivalent experience

Advanced Scratch Coding

$649 for 10 lessons

About This Certification

Implement advanced leveling systems - complete with dialog and in-game changes of scenery.

Prerequisites

Previous semesters or equivalent experience

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