Virtual Adventures in Coding (Winter)


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The class offers an introduction to programming language through the development of a simple game. Students will be learning how to count and do math in binary, efficient ways of searching and sorting, and how computers use algorithms to solve problems. The development of a game is the final portion of class. This will give students an overview of some of the commands available in programming, experience writing code from planning to execution to iteration, as well as the experience of using documentation to find new commands to use as they create more complex systems for their games.

Student profile

Adventures in Coding has been designed for 3rd and 4th grade students with an aptitude for mathematics and a high level of interest in computer programming and coding. This course is considered to be an academic challenge for students working at or above grade levels in these content areas.

The Virtual GEM Winter program runs for 5 consecutive Saturday mornings and is delivered FULLY ONLINE. Courses are designed as challenging enrichment opportunities and feature a combination of synchronous and asynchronous learning. All synchronous learning meetings will take place 9–10:30 a.m. on Saturdays via Zoom.

Important dates

Application deadlines

Application opens: Oct. 18, 2021
Deadline: Apply by Jan. 21, 2022

Tuition deadlines

The full tuition payment is due at the time of registration.

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Program Questions?

Contact Denise Ksioszk at denise.ksioszk@wisc.edu or 608-262-0002

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