Computer science is a 21st century literacy and we think every student should have a chance to learn to code, just like they learn to write. Even young children can learn to program their own interactive stories and games.
That’s why we’re taking our popular Scratch Camp format and bringing it to a younger audience so that kids have a chance to start coding even earlier!
September 16, we’re hosting a PBS Kids ScratchJr Code Camp.
What is Scratch Jr.?
ScratchJr is an introductory programming language inspired by the popular Scratch program, used by millions of young people around the world. In ScratchJr, the interface and programming language were redesigned to make them developmentally appropriate for younger children, carefully designing features to match their cognitive, personal, social, and emotional development.
Then PBS Kids and ScratchJr partnered together to make coding even more appealing to kids. With the PBS Kids ScratchJr app, young people can create their own digital animations, comic book style stories and basic games featuring their favorite characters from shows like Wild Kratts, Nature Cat, WordGirl and Peg + Cat.
Why is ScratchJr Important?
As young children code with ScratchJr, they learn how to create and express themselves with technology, not just to interact with it. In the process, children learn to solve problems and design projects, and they develop sequencing skills that are foundational for later academic success. They also use math and language in a meaningful and motivating context, supporting the development of early-childhood numeracy and literacy.
With ScratchJr, children aren’t just learning to code, they’re coding to learn!
- Date: Saturday, September 16
- Time: 9 AM – 2 PM
- Location: iThemes (1720 S. Kelly Ave. Edmond, OK)
- Facilitator: Shelly Fryer and Jill Slay
- Grades: 2nd – 5th
- Cost: $40
- Includes lunch
- Scholarships are available
Email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.