CATEGORY: Science

Code This Game! – Intro to Python

Course Access: Lifetime
Course Overview

Welcome to our CODE THIS GAME! Course, designed for young aspiring game developers aged 10-14. This exciting course is based on Meg Ray’s acclaimed book, “CODE THIS GAME!”, and provides a hands-on, interactive introduction to programming and game creation using Python, an open-source programming language.

Course Highlights:

  • Visual Learning: Enjoy a visually engaging guide, illustrated by Keith Zoo, that makes learning to code fun and accessible.
  • Step-by-Step Instructions: Follow easy-to-understand, step-by-step instructions to build their very own action strategy game, “Attack of the Vampire Pizzas!”
  • Innovative Format: Benefit from an innovative stand-up format that allows them to read, program, and play their game simultaneously.
  • Creative Flexibility: Learn how to modify and personalize their game using downloadable art assets, encouraging creativity and imagination.
  • Comprehensive Learning: Master key coding concepts as they progress through each chapter, culminating in the creation of a personalized video game.

What Your Child Will Learn:

  • Python Programming: Gain a foundational understanding of Python, an essential programming language for aspiring developers.
  • Game Development: Learn the basics of game development, from concept to execution.
  • Coding Concepts: Understand important coding concepts such as variables, loops, conditionals, and functions.
  • Problem Solving: Enhance problem-solving skills by debugging and refining their code.
  • Creativity in Coding: Explore how to incorporate their own ideas and creativity into their game design.

Course Format:

  • Duration: 8 weeks
  • Sessions: Twice a week, each session lasting 45 minutes
  • Hands-On Projects: Engage in practical coding exercises and projects that reinforce learning and build confidence.
  • Resources: Access to downloadable art assets and coding resources to personalize their game.

Who Should Enroll:

  • Young Aspiring Developers: Ideal for children aged 10-14 who are interested in learning to code and create their own video games.
  • Interactive Learners: Perfect for kids who benefit from a hands-on, visual learning approach.
  • Creative Minds: Suitable for students who enjoy combining creativity with technology.

Enroll your child in our CODE THIS GAME! Course today and embark on an exciting journey into the world of coding and game development. By the end of the course, they’ll have mastered basic coding concepts and created a personalized game to showcase their new skills.

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