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INTRO TO COMPUTER PROGRAMMING WITH PYTHON Level 1: (4th-8th)
The class is a 15-week course (over 4-5 months). We will cover the basics of “real” computer programming in Python, an easy-to-learn language that is used today in many companies. The children will learn how to read, write, and modify basic Python programs. We will learn about variables, loops, if-then-else statements, and functions.
 
Some of the topics we will cover include how to use Python to do math problems, draw pictures, write a quiz, make secret messages, and do cool things in Minecraft (Pi Edition).
 
Previous typing experience is very beneficial. Previous programming experience is not expected. The class material is challenging and is best suited for students who like computers and enjoy problem-solving. This class is the first semester in a series of 4 semesters of Python programming. Class size will be limited to ensure that each student gets the support they need.
 
Students who wish to learn more about computer programming can continue with more advanced material in Python Level 2, Python Level 3, and Python Web Programming Level 4.
 
Required Supplies: There is an additional one-time cost to purchase the Raspberry Pi educational computer. You can find the links to Amazon on our website at Raspberry Pi 4 educational computer. The children will use it for their classwork and homework. They will be required to bring it with them to class each week.  We will put them together on the first day of class. You do not need to set them up in advance.
 
If you already own a Raspberry Pi 3, you do not need to purchase a new one. Please confirm the version with us first. 
 
Grades 6-8
Date: Wednesdays, September 27th - January 10th (Off 12/27)
Time: 4:30PM - 5:30PM
Fee: $515.00                                    
Location: TBA
 
Grades 4-6
Date: Thursdays, September 28th - January 18th (Off 11/23, 12/28)
Time: 4:30PM - 5:30PM
Fee: $515.00                                    
Location: TBA
Instructor: Blackrock Networks                   Min 4 Max 8
 
PROGRAMMING WITH PYTHON Level 3: (6th, 7th, 8th)
We will continue where the Programming With Python Level 2 Class left off. Initially, we will do a review of what was covered last semester. After that, we will continue to introduce more concepts like sorting, searching for data in a CSV file, and more about object-oriented programming. The students will also start solving simple problems using their programming skills. Some of the programs we will be writing include a matching pairs game, a sink your ship game, an image-based puzzle, and a MIDI music player.
 
*Students must have completed Python Level 2 to enroll in this class.
 
Date: Wednesdays, September 27th - January 10th (Off 12/27)
Time: 5:35PM - 6:35PM
Fee: $515.00                                    
Location: TBA
Instructor: Blackrock Networks                  Min 4 Max 8
 
Date: Fridays, September 29th - January 26th
                (Off 11/10, 11/24, 12/29)
Time: 4:30PM - 5:30PM
Fee: $515.00                                    
Location: TBA
Instructor: Blackrock Networks                  Min 4 Max 8
 
INTRO TO JAVA Level 1:
(7th, 8th, 9th, 10th)
We will cover the basics of Java, how it is different from Python, and what the two languages have in common. We will learn about the Java Virtual Machine (JVM), and what compiling a program means. Students will learn more about implementing and debugging algorithms to solve problems, and we will specifically focus on object-oriented software development strategies. Students will use Interfaces and Classes and understand the differences between them. They will learn to use the different levels of visibility that Java allows when writing their programs. We will explore some of Java’s APIs for input and output, as well as its support for data structures such as Lists, Maps, and Trees. Students will become familiar with JavaDoc, and how to search the Java documentation to answer their own Java API questions.
 
*Students must have completed Python Level 4 to enroll in this class.
 
Date: Thursday, September 28th - January 18th (Off 11/23, 12/28)
Time: 5:35PM - 6:35PM
Fee: $515.00
Location: TBA
Instructor: Blackrock Networks                  Min 4 Max 8

For more information email classes@blackrocknetworks.com


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Computer Programming w. Python Level 3- Fridays (Grade 6-8) 
N/A 6 - 8 09/29/2023 - 01/19/2024
04:30 PM - 05:30 PM

McCall Middle School
$515.00 Res, $515.00 Non-Res
1 seat(s) available
 
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Intro to Computer Programming w. Python Level 1- Thursdays (Grade 4-6) 
N/A 4 - 6 Th  09/28/2023 - 01/11/2024
04:30 PM - 05:30 PM

McCall Middle School
$515.00 Res, $515.00 Non-Res
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Intro to Computer Programming w. Python Level 1- Wednesdays (Grade 6-8) 
N/A 6 - 8 09/27/2023 - 01/10/2024
04:30 PM - 05:30 PM

McCall Middle School
$515.00 Res, $515.00 Non-Res
2 seat(s) available
 
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Intro to Java Level 1: Thursdays (Grade 7th -10th) 
N/A 7 - 10 Th  09/28/2023 - 01/11/2024
05:35 PM - 06:35 PM

McCall Middle School
$515.00 Res, $515.00 Non-Res
0 seat(s) available
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