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Intro to Computer Science Workshop – CodeCombat Gaming Design

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  • Intro to Computer Science Workshop – CodeCombat Gaming Design
  • Homeschool Resources Group
  • 2101 Maywill St, Richmond, VA
  • USA
  • 804-410-4474

Intro to Computer Science Workshop – CodeCombat Gaming Design

CodeCombat Gaming Design

CodeCombat is a platform for students to learn computer science while playing through a real game.  Gaming is a medium that encourages interaction, discovery, and trial-and-error. A good game challenges the player to master skills over time, which is the same critical process students go through as they learn.

Games excel at rewarding “productive struggle” -the kind of struggle that results in learning that’s engaging and motivating, not tedious. When game-based learning systems are compared against conventional assessment methods, the difference is clear: games are better at helping students retain knowledge, concentrate and perform at a higher level of achievement.

Games also provide real-time feedback that allows students to adjust their solution path and understand concepts more holistically, instead of being limited to just “correct” or “incorrect” answers.

Sessions are 2.5 hours; Students should bring laptops

(3rd grade and up)

Intro to Computers Science  ($65)

In Intro to Computers Science, students will learn the basic syntax of Python or Javascript, along with arguments, strings, variables and while loops.

Python Edition – Monday, May 5/23 10am-12:30pm

Javascript Edition  – Monday, May 5/23 1:30pm-4pm