Intro to CS & Coding

Grade Recommendations: 1-4, 3-6

What You will Learn

Intro to CS & Coding teaches programming logic without the requirement of learning a new language, making it the perfect foundation for any other computer science or technology subject.

  • Students start with hands-on activities that help them learn vital concepts in a tangible way.
  • They then use our easy drag-and-drop interface to put their new knowledge into play, to create programs, solve problems and even make games.
  • With the help of our experienced instructors, students will learn functions, variables, conditionals and more in a fun environment.
  • Students will leave the course with their final project, and a strong base for future technological learning.

Program Learning Strategies

Bitcoin STEM supports a blended learning strategy which includes direct instruction, interactive instruction and experiential learning.


What is Direct Instruction?

Highly teacher-directed and among the most commonly used. This strategy is effective for providing information or developing step-by-step skills. It also works well for introducing other teaching methods, or actively involving students in knowledge constructions.


What is Interactive Instruction?

It relies heavily on discussion and sharing among participants. Students can learn from peers and teachers to develop social skills and abilities, to organize their thoughts, and to develop Rational arguments. The interactive instruction strategy allows for a range of groupings and interactive Methods. Interactive instruction requires the refinement of observation, listening, interpersonal, and Intervention skills and abilities by both teacher and students.


What is Experiential Learning?

It is inductive, learner centered, and activity oriented. Personalized reflection about an experience and the formulation of plans to apply learning to other contexts are critical factors in effective experiential learning. The emphasis in experiential learning is on the process of learning and not on the product.

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Course Content

  • Available for after school enrichment and summer camps

  1. Students will be learning basic computer science concepts and vocabulary and how to write code clearly so the program will understand.
  2. Students will delve into next-level programming logic with conditional and nested statements.
  3. Students will be introduced to the concept of variables and will be taught how to utilize it to save values for their code.
  4. Students will learn about the importance of programming efficiency and will be shown how to optimize their code by using loops.
  5. Students will finalize their knowledge by learning how to utilize functions and parameters.
  6. Students will be introduced to and provided practice in; the process of finding and fixing errors in code called debugging. Within this students will learn how to identify syntax errors and fix them.
  7. Students will brainstorm and commit to ideas for their final project and begin working on their final project. Students will be using the information from the program they have completed and all lessons using Scratch as their platform.
  8. Students will review all the content of this program to reinforce their computer science foundation. Students will finish their final Scratch projects and will leave with a complete custom Scratch program of their own design.


Sam Smith Certified Commincation Professor & Public Speaker
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Program Policies

With Bitcoin STEM, creating a safe learning environment is our top priority. Because we are a supplementary educational program (after school), we do our best to coordinate with the schools, after school care programs, educational agencies, etc. that collaborate with our organization to provide learning services, and we endeavor to uphold the learning safety programs they have in place. Because after-school procedure can vary from school to school, we like to inform all parents of general procedures and expectations for participating in a Bitcoin STEM course.

Students are expected to participate in all class activities as presented in class. Please note that multiple missed classes can impact the student’s depth of retention of materials and concepts.

If you find that your child is having any trouble keeping up with assignments or other aspects of the program, make sure you let their teacher know as soon as possible. Please make sure to encourage your child to be proactive in informing their teacher when difficulties arise during the program so that we can help find a solution.

Students in this program are expected to maintain their adherence to their regular school code of conduct, participation, commitment to active learning and participation in the class and also integrity in your behavior in the classroom.

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