Fall 2018 CodeSpire Classes are: (see calendar below for days and dates)
Contact Rebecca at firstname.lastname@example.org or 303-381-3741 with any questions.
|School||Class||To Register go to:|
|John Amesse Elementary||3D Design & 3D Printing||Scholars Unlimited School Coordinator|
|Columbine Elementary||3D Design & 3D Printing||Scholars Unlimited School Coordinator|
|Grant Beacon Middle School||Q1: Robotics||Grant Beacon Enrichment Coordinator|
|Kepner Beacon Middle School||Q1: Game Design||Kepner Beacon Enrichment Coordinator|
|Mackintosh Academy Boulder||Q1: Robotics||Mackintosh Enrichment Coordinator|
|McAuliffe Middle School||S1: Game Design Microbit||https://www.codespire.org/classes/|
|Oakland Elementary||3D Design & 3D Printing||Scholars Unlimited School Coordinator|
|Slavens K-8 School||S1: First Time Coders & Robotics||https://www.codespire.org/classes/|
|St. Joan of Arc Kindergarten||All year: Computer Skills||St Joan of Arc ELC Enrollment|
|Welby Community School||Q1: Game Design||Welby Enrichment Coordinator|
Contact us for for any questions
- 3:10-4:40 pm
- Weeks of Sept 3 - Oct 19, (7 classes for Thurs; No classes week of Oct 22 due to FALL BREAK)
- Grades 1st-3rd
First Time Coders is the perfect camp for 6-8 year-olds that are eager to learn to code. This age-appropriate class will animate your student’s mind and get them excited about coding by teaching them to build their own games! In this block-based programming camp, we will use animation software and basic coding to develop a video game unique to each student’s imagination. Students will work on computers with a block command syntax, learning how to build characters and backgrounds, animate actions, levels, timers, interactions with characters, and more. Software varies, including several programs that build incrementally on students’ prior experience and knowledge. Challenge your student to create a game that even you can’t beat, and bring the learning home!
Early Release Friday – Sept 28:
- Friday, 12:00-3:00 pm
- Minimum = 8 students
- Maximum = 15 students
- Grades = 1st – 4th
Robotics – Beginning:
Robots used may include Edisons, Ozobots, and/or Sphero
Great beginning robotics experience for the youngest students. Students work with a variety of robots as their skills increase. They will scan barcode programs with the Edisons, using light sensors to follow lines, detect & avoid obstacles, or play bumper cars! Learn how to command with colors, to make a robot speed up, spin, start or stop, and follow specific colors using the Ozobots.
Learning is extended with all robots by using computers to begin building their own custom programs using block codes. Coding is more visually designed to enable beginning readers to also start programming their robot to perform their own unique plans. This is an excellent robotics course for the beginner, to learn how robots react, and how to control them with autonomous commands.
Course may include Edisons, Ozobots, Sphero robots, depending on skills progression.
Game Design & Coding – Micro:bit & more:
- September 19th - November 17th
(NO after school enrichment classes the week of October 22nd)
- $175 per student (includes a $25/student materials fee for a take home Micro:bit game board)
- Minimum # = 6/Maximum # = 15
- 6th-8th graders
Students will receive a Micro:bit game board to keep, and will learn how to code it for multiple games. Coding can be built using a block editor, mobile apps, or Python. Classes will teach students coding in each programming system.
The BBC micro:bit is a pocket-sized computer that lets you get creative with digital technology. Each order contains just the micro:bit board. You can code, customize and control your micro:bit from anywhere! You can use your micro:bit for all sorts of unique creations, from robots to musical instruments and more. At half the size of a credit card, you will be surprised at the amount of hardware each board is equipped with, including 25 red LED lights that can flash messages. There are two programmable buttons that can be used to control games or pause and skip songs on a playlist. The micro:bit can even detect motion and tell you which direction you’re heading. It can also use Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) to interact with other devices and the Internet. (Class fee includes a $25/student take home kit fee).
Learn beginning coding and code a game for your pocket!
Where: Compass Montessori Farm School, 4441 Salvia St, Golden, CO 80403
Time: 3:15 pm-4:45 pm (1.5 hours)
Dates: Session 1: week of Sept. 20-Oct. 25 (6 weeks)
- Minimum = 6 students
- Maximum = 15 students