Kids Learn to Code at Saint Francis High School With YouthSpark

| MSFT Chicago Staff


Break free from the summer slump this year and keep your kids engaged in STEM! Through our partnership with Saint Francis High School (SFHS), we’re excited to announce that SFHS is hosting YouthSpark Summer Camps to the school for children aged 8-13. These camps will be run on July 18, 19, 20, and 21, exposing young students to early computer science education that is both in-depth and entertaining.

Students aged 8-10 can review game designs and then learn about the code behind them, including learning coding fundamentals and building a game of their own.

Students aged 11-13 learn how creativity and problem solving come together to make something all your own, including basic code reading and writing.

All campers partake in an Hour of Code and end the camp with a site showcase, offering a chance to share and describe their website with other campers.

Saint Francis High School is offering the following courses:

  • kodu-game-labKodu Makerspace – Kids age 8 to 11 can create rich and exciting games with Kodu Game Lab in this beginner-level camp. Kids learn coding fundamentals and how to build games in a fun, hands-on environment that fosters creativity, curiosity, and collaboration.
  • flatverseLearn to Code Flatverse – Recommended for kids 12 and older, students can build a Flatverse game using TouchDevelop in this intermediate-level camp. Kids learn coding fundamentals, then get hands-on instruction on how to read and write basic code themselves.

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