Computer Programming Courses
Introduction to Computer Programming Using Python
Have you ever wondered how to program for different problems and applications? What about learning to create art, 3D modeling, data graphing, and applications on python? In this fun and interactive course, students will learn the fundamentals of programming through Python while learning how to write and solve programs. This programming course is designed for Middle School and Highschoolers. Python is a typed, command-line programming language and is one of the most popular and used programming languages in the world. Basic to advanced computer programming will be taught through weekly exercises and fun hands-on projects throughout the year. Students will also work on and submit a final project using the skills they have learned. Projects and exercises will include and be applied to art, science, and engineering topics. Each concept is accompanied by real code samples that will be explained and assignments will present problems to practice.. By using many of Python libraries and compatible tools, students will learn to download and generate data, interact with the web and graphical user interfaces, use Matplotlib and generate graphic modeling, work with Git and GitHub, and Django. Dictionaries, files and exceptions, testing, and games will also be incorporated. This is a full and fun academic class that will incorporate many of the things Python can do. Homework is expected to be 1-2 hours a week. No prior experience is needed.
Course requirements: Students must have a laptop computer with Windows 10 or later that they can use for the entire year and bring to class each week. Students will be required to download Python to their computer. Python is a free program so there is no cost associated. A supplement will be required to purchase through the instructor.
Web Programming and Design for Teens
Learn beginning to intermediate web design, HTML5, CSS3, and tips & tricks
Fulfills 1 credit state requirement for Technology Applications
Your student will have a fully functional website (online with approval) at the end of the course
Uses freshman-college level textbook
Homework: 2-3 hours per week
Web Design for Kids Using HTML5 & CSS3
Kids will learn:
How a Computer Works
The History of the Internet
How the Internet Works
What a Website Is
What a Blog is
How to Plan a Website
The Design Aspects of a Website
What CSS Is
How to use Web-Authoring Tools
Web Hosting Options
Shopping Cart Options (if needed for their site)
In a fun and creative workshop-style class, each week we will study a new topic and create a website page by page. By the end of the year, your child will have completed a website of which to be proud! They will also learn how a computer is made and the history of the internet. This is a great class to introduce kids to the usefulness of computers beyond games and email, and prepare them for a lifetime of using the Internet.
Homework: 1 hour per week
Intro to Game Programming
This course is intended for advanced middle schoolers who excel in math and programming, and teens who have not yet been introduced to programming or want to refine their skills. Students will learn basic to advanced computer programming & logic skills while having fun CREATING THEIR OWN COMPUTER GAMES!
Scratch, a fun, free, beginner-friendly programming environment, is a project of the Lifelong Kindergarten Group at the MIT Media Lab. It is provided free of charge. You drag and drop blocks of code to build programs. Students will also be able to share their game with others online, too.
Python: A typed, command-line programming language. Whether you're new to programming or an experienced programmer, it's easy to learn and use Python. And it's Free.
Homework: 1-3 hour per week