Location Dates & Time Course Objective Link / Course Code
Oak Crest Academy, Oak Park Apr 11 – May 23 Every Wednesday
3:15 PM – 4:15 PM
Programming is Fun (MIT Scratch) Create stories, games, and animations using World’s most popular programming language for kids, Scratch from MIT, an intuitive visual programming language. The goal is to introduce programming logic to students to help analyze and build PC Games, Animation and Interactive Stories. Students build mini-projects based on a concept each week, with emphasis on analysis and design concepts, and explore alternate ways to solve problems. Students may use skills learned to participate in Video Game STEM Competitions.

Tools: MIT’s Scratch, Hardware Interfaces: Microsoft Kinect, LEGO WeDo Robotics

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Oak Crest Academy, Oak Park Apr 12 – May 24 Every Wednesday
3:15 PM – 4:15 PM
Minecraft Modding
(MCreator)
Playing Minecraft is cool! Making your own mods is way cooler!! Modify the world’s most popular video game using visual and code-based modding tools! Students learn to build and share mods, install mods, make their own blocks, tools, biomes, mobs, recipes, weapons, textures, events, etc. This is a fun and easy way to channel kids’ wild enthusiasm into a love of Computer Programming and Video Game Designing!

Tools & Techniques: MCreator (Modding), MCSkin 3D & Paint.NET (Modeling), Forge (Mod Loading)

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