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Digital Building Blocks: Adventures in Blockly Coding — Ages 5-8

  • Museum of Design Atlanta 1315 Peachtree Street NE Atlanta, GA 30309 USA (map)

Ages 5-8

Join us for a morning of coding fun at MODA’s Digital Building Blocks camp!

Go beyond an Hour of Code™ this fall and learn the ins and outs of coding logic using Blockly-based programming. Blockly, Google’s visual programming library, is a user-friendly visual programming language which uses digital blocks that ‘snap’ together to represent various code concepts like sequencing, loops, conditional statements, and more.

This camp will be filled with creative exploration as campers investigate coding through plugged and unplugged activities. Campers will explore the basics of programming, from discovering the meaning of code using homemade treasure maps, to conditional statements using Blockly-based programming manipulatives. Campers will also take on loops as we design our own collaborative stories using code in Scratch, a free programming language and online community where you can create your own interactive stories, games, and animations, and its counterpart, Scratch Jr., for younger campers.


Campers Will:

  • Learn basic concepts of programming

  • Reinforce coding concepts through plugged and unplugged activities

  • Practice order of operations

  • Gain creative confidence

  • Use fine-motor skills

  • Collaborate

  • Enhance problem solving skills

  • Engage in Design Thinking

  • Understand science, technology, engineering, arts, math and design concepts

Enrolled in this camp before? No problem! We'll pick up where you left off so your camper can keep making and learning.


Cost:

Members: $65/ Non-members: $75

Please note camp member discounts apply only to MODA Sustaining Membership levels beginning at $8/month or $96/year and above. For more information about memberships or to join, visit museumofdesign.org/membership/ or contact membership@museumofdesign.org.


Meet Your Instructor

Blair Banks, Education Coordinator

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Blair strives to combine her studies of race and ethnicity with design in order to create programming for children that is not only relevant to their experiences, but also presents them with ideas that originate beyond their backyards. She crafts unique field trip experiences that support and reinforce classroom learning through hands on activities, and tours of MODA's rotating exhibitions. Blair also heads up MODA's Education Partnerships – a series of meaningful collaborative efforts between MODA and various schools and organizations that strive to incorporate design as a problem solving tool for addressing 21st century challenges.



Cancellation Policy

If you must cancel your plans, please notify us at least 7 days prior to the event start to receive a refund of the ticket cost minus a $10 processing fee per camp. Refunds are not available if we are notified less than 7 days prior to the event start. Refunds are not available if you fail to notify us or attend the event.

MODA reserves the right to cancel a program if registration for the event does not meet the minimum enrollment requirements. If MODA cancels a program, a full refund will be issued to all registrants.

Exemption Notice

This program is not licensed by Bright from the Start: Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning and is not required to be licensed. Bright from the Start does not regulate or routinely inspect this program. For additional information, go to www.decal.ga.gov or call 404.657.5562.