Intro to Python with Minecraft™
Get more out of Minecraft gaming with Python! Python is a popular, effective programming language that students can learn as young as middle school. Students learn Python programming basics in a fun, familiar environment. Both in-person and online students can connect with friends in the BrainSTEM Virtual Learning Environment, a safe social LMS for students.
Python is a backend programming language that’s great for beginners. It is a versitile language with a large, strong community. There are endless projects that can be made just using Python. In this course, we introduce students to the basics of Python with Minecraft building.
Our goal with Intro to Python, and all BrainSTEM courses, is to keep learners in a playful state of mind. In our Intro to Python course, students are motivated to learn coding skills to make a fun and engaging Minecraft™ environment. At the end of the course, students will be able to share their environment with friends.
This isn’t your average coding course. Our Intro to Python curriculum celebrates student creativity. Learners use Minecraft™, a game centered around building, engineering, and imagining. We encourage student creativity throughout the course and provide additional resources for students to dive deeper.
Our goal at BrainSTEM is to inspire students to pursue STEM careers. Our Kindergarten to Career pipeline prepares students for success toward that goal. Learners in Intro to Python are given the title Programmer and taught skills that actual Python programmers use every day on the job.
September 6 – October 28
About this course
Classes meet once per week. Students have 24/7 access to all course materials and the BrainSTEM community.
Class size: up to 12 students
Age range: 10-18 years old
What you need: Chromebook, laptop or other computer; reliable internet connection
In-Person Location: Republic Foundation YMCA
Cost: $300 virtual, $450 in person
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