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Coding is a method of communicating with computers and these days computers pretty much operate most things around us. Coding is important to learn because it teaches you important skills such as critical thinking, problem solving and creativity. Coding also teaches kids the ability to stick with a problem and work on finding a solution. Coding allows for experimentation as there are many ways to get to the end solution. Coding is also a skill that is valued in the workforce.

Our Approach

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K-ROCKETS coding curriculum uses a progressive approach that applies engaging, real-world scenarios and games to teach coding concepts. Based on the age and existing coding skill level of the student, we
offer coding curriculum that starts with block-based coding that grows towards text based coding using python, HTML, CSS and Javascript.

We focus on teaching coding skills and introduce students to different programming languages appropriate for their age and experience level. Our instructors are carefully selected with computer science and teaching background.

What we Offer

Our curriculum is designed to meet individual interests and strengths. Our coding classes are available in virtual and in-person options. Our coding lessons are available for groups or 1-on-1 so that each child gets the attention that they deserve.

The block-based coding program is typically offered for kids ages 6 and above. Python based coding is typically offered to kids ages 9 and above while HTML, CSS and Javascript is offered to kids ages 10 and above. ​The lesson plans are intended to develop coding skills by providing our students with skill-appropriate challenges with increasing complexity.

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Programs & Tuition:

Select one of the following:

If you like playing computer games, why not create your own? Build racing challenges, platform games and puzzles.

Recommended for Ages 6+

Curriculum includes:

– Motion, Looks, Sound, Events, Control, Sensing, Operators, Variables ​
– Loops, repeat, rotating turn degrees, music extension, keystroke control​
– Imagine and create your story with backdrop, characters, sounds​ ​
– If/Then conditions, variable to score, add obstacles, subtract points, make a 2 person game, video sensing using built in webcam
– Explore sound library, develop patterns, use beatbox sounds in a loop, record short sounds to play, interactive dance
– Animate a Character, introduce X Y Coordinates, move character, talking animation with more than one character​ ​
– Code characters to interact, broadcast, hide/show, switch backdrops, make characters have a conversation ​
– Introduce mouse control in pong game, sound/color effects, multi-player game​ ​
– Video sensing using characters, playing ball, adventure and conversations ​
– and much more…
Create fantastic computer games while learning how to code with the world’s most popular text based programming language. Become confident coders and start building a whole arcade of puzzles, games and quizzes.

Recommended for Ages 9+

Curriculum includes:

– Introduction to Python, installing Python and PyGame Zero, introduction to IDLE (shell and editor windows), Introduction to colors in the code, installing IDLE​ ​
– Variables, using numbers
– integers and floats, working with strings, making lists ​
– Decision making, comparison, boolean expressions, If, Else, Elif, for, while, infinite loops, functions, errors, bug fixes ​
​- Game flow chart​, graphics in Pygame (X Y Coordinates)​
– Boolean variable, scoring variable, two actors, pass keyword, functions: draw, string, randint, time_up, game_over, update, draw, Pygame zero tool: Clock ​
​- List, global and local variables, functions: line, on_mouse_down, collide point, print, string, time, round
– Python Random Module, constants, global and local variables, custom function, lists, animate function ​
​- Create custom functions, plan the quiz interface, main_box, move_ip, list, score, timers, time_left, add questions, list for questions,game_over​
– Create custom functions, create global variables, reacting to mouse clicks, displaying and updating scores, calculations, actor animations, scrolling across screens, handle collisions, file handling, splitting strings,
​- Create custom functions, create countdown, adding music, import module, global variables, resetting actors, mouse clicks, displaying actors, recursive functions, event handling, scoring
​- Create custom functions, create lists, draw function, global variables, update function, points, collision, velocity function
– Use arrow keys to control actors, scoring, counting, updates, clock function, dictionaries, animate actors, collisions​, motion, Looks, Sound, Events, Control, Sensing, Operators, Variables ​
– and a lot of fun!
Build your own Website, App and Games – all while developing your Coding skills. How cool is that?

Recommended for Ages 10+

Curriculum includes:

– Build a Web Page​, coding web pages, creating, saving and opening HTML files ​
– Basic construct of an html document, HTML – tags (paragraphs, breaks, images), key things to consider when writing html
– Make a simple webpage using HTML, Add text and images to the webpage
– Layout and design webpage using CSS
– Build a website
– Create a Password, intro to hyperlinks, linking web pages
– Coding with Javascript, variables, operators, logic, functions
– Javascript and HTML, Create the password page
– Building a web based App, Document Object Model (DOM) API, adding DOM to the App
– Build a to-do-list App, adding tasks to the App, removing elements from the App
– Removing HTML element, Saving to-do-list items in the App using an API
– Create your own to-do-list web based App
– Plan a Route, adding content using a web, embed content, embed a google map, plan a route using google map
– Create your own route app using web based APIs
– Make a Game, build a game board, Javascript timer, game loop​
– Use game loop to stop the game, CSS to show and hide characters, animate characters
– Apply CSS using Javascript, create a score, simplify code
– Design game with CS, use images for characters
– Make the game harder and create your own game
– Build your own website, intro to wireframes
– CSS properties, CSS color valuweb page layouts
– Host your own website
– So much learning while having fun!

Tuition

Select one or more of the following:

Block Based or Text Based Programming - Group Lessons

$ 79 (starting at)
  • Per month (1 hour session / week)
  • (Max. 5 students per Instructor)

Block Based or Text Based Programming - Individual Lessons

$ 79 (starting at)
  • Per month (Half an hour session / week)
  • (Max. 1 student per Instructor)

Schedule:

A personalized schedule will be provided upon completion of a pre-assessment to identify the right class for your child.

We will follow Ellington (CT) Public School closing schedules. No classes will occur on the days schools are closed.

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