One of our dads, Mr. John Ahn, has offered to teach a course in computer coding. The eight-week course will be taught on Saturday mornings beginning January 27. Mr. Ahn will be using an online programming resource called “Scratch” [link https://scratch.mit.edu/about/], a project developed by the MIT Media Lab. The students will use Scratch to code their own interactive stories, animations, and games. In the process, they will learn to think creatively, reason systematically, and work collaboratively — essential skills for everyone in today’s society.
Mr. Ahn is a senior professional with over 17 years of experience in the field of finance as a trader, strategist, and system developer. He has an MBA from Kellogg School of Management, an MS in Computer Science from Illinois Institute of Technology, and a BA in Psychology from Northwestern University. He has had extensive experience teaching and tutoring high school and college students in computer programming courses. He is also the father of three, which is his greatest challenge.
We are offering this opportunity to students in grades 3 through 8. The classes will be held at 10:00-10:45 a.m. in Room 3 (Computer Room), and if there are enough students interested, we will divide the class into two sections, with the older students meeting at 11:00-11:45 a.m. We can also offer a level 2 course for students who already enrolled in the fall version of this course. We can take a maximum of 15 students in each section.
Here are the details
Dates: January 27 through March 17
Times: Saturdays, 10:00-10:45 (with a tentative second class 11:00-11:45)
Cost: $10 per student
Space is limited; the first 30 students to sign up will be accepted. Sign up online at https://goo.gl/forms/d5kl5ulLTUkQgH0h1