Clubhouse

Clubhouse

Girls and non-binary individuals learn to code and build electronics in a fun, collaborative setting. The Clubhouse meets for three hours on Saturdays from 9-12.

 

Children receive age and skill appropriate coding and electronics instruction, get hands-on time to develop their own creative projects and receive a lesson in “digital wellness” to promote responsible choices on computing devices.  When you register, choose a project area. Not sure which area, pick one and we will adjust as needed based on your students skills and interest.

 

Meetings are organized in blocks of four meetings.  Each meeting in a block builds on prior meetings. You can register for a single meeting or the whole block. Our high staff to student ratio means we can catch your daughter up if she misses a meeting.

Sessions

Block 1: January 22 - Feb 12

First session on Jan 22 is online due to COVID surge

Get started
coding in Scratch

For newer coders and those with some experience this session covers everything you need to know to get started coding. Play a game with Scratch Blocks, learn how to build a computer then, designing and build your first program.

Advanced Scratch Coding

These sessions are designed for girls that are ready to create a more challenging program in Scratch.   We will cover advanced concepts like loops, variables, and conditionals to build things like scorekeepers, timers, and control the movement of sprites.

Python Art

This introduction to Python to express their creativity through visual design.  We make this introduction to Python fun by covering coding and computational thinking using Python syntax to create drawings.  The session covers concepts like loops, variables, and lists.  Not an artist, that is ok, come experiment with visual design, a fundamental skill in coding. If your learner is ready for Python, this class will give them foundational knowledge and skills while having fun.

Block 2: Feb 26, Mar 5, 12, 19

Game Building:
Making Sprites Move

All games need sprites that move. Sometimes the sprite moves on its own like a pinky in PacMan. Sometimes the player controls the movement of the Sprite with the keyboard, think PacMan. In this Booster, learn how to add

Advanced Coding in Scratch

These sessions are designed for girls that are ready to create a more challenging program in Scratch.   We will cover advanced concepts like loops, variables, and conditionals to build things like scorekeepers, timers, and control the movement of sprites.

Crafty Circuits

This session takes a hands-on approach to Coding by incorporating programming, engineering, circuits, and art. Working alone and in teams, learn to code and invent using lego blocks and other common household items like cardboard, pipe cleaners, glue, and so on to build a variety of gadgets. We will combine programming, crafts and circuitry to create, build and power mini houses, create wearable circuits, and many more exciting projects including things that move.

Clubhouse During COVID

Girls love our Clubhouse, because it’s a collaborative, welcoming place to get hands-on coding instruction and unleash your creativity. We are excited to reopen the club house with this updated format. We are watching the latest surge closely and may offer the first meeting online.

To stay safe the following rules apply:

1) All guests to the University must present a negative covid test within 72 hours prior to the event.  Too participate, you must send the rest results to us the night before the event. Marymount University offers free pcr testing on campus if any participants would like to come to campus 72 hours before the event to be tested.  Details

2) We will check temperatures on arrival, please don’t come too clubhouse if you are not feeling well. We will gladly refund your fee.

3) You must be vaccinated.

4) We have large classrooms and we practice social distancing.

5) All participants will wear a mask.