Grow your confidence in computer science

For students in grades 6 - 12

In the 14-week ideaSpark program, students use computer science as a problem-solving tool. They learn computer programming languages, like Javascript and Python, by collaborating to create their own creative project, with possibilities ranging from mobile apps to websites and online games. Students learn a design process that includes discovery, ideation, prototyping, user testing and sharing. At the end of the semester, student teams share their projects at Demo Day with family, mentors and the community in the audience.

Fall 2018 Course: Code with Minecraft
Do more in Minecraft with Python

Students will learn how to customize Minecraft to make mini-games, duplicate entire buildings and turn boring blocks into gold by coding in Python, a beginner-friendly and popular programming language. The course is appealing to students whether they are active Minecraft players wanting to expand their skills in the game or they just want to use their creativity in new ways. No prior coding or Minecraft experience is needed.

 

Program Goals

  • Experience computing as a medium for representing and solving problems
  • Use programming concepts and methods to create applications
  • Collaborate with peers using pair programming and by working in project teams 
  • Explore fields of study and careers to understand the impact of technology
  • Communicate thoughts and ideas effectively using oral, written and nonverbal communication skills

ideaSpark kicks off September 8 

14 week course
You are welcome to register your student for any of the following Saturday or weekday locations that best fits your schedule and geography - or a partner location that already serves your family. 

Saturday Locations

Bottle Rocket 
14841 Dallas Pkwy, Floor 8
Addison, TX 75254

The MIX Coworking & Creative Space
9125 Diceman Drive
Dallas, TX 75218

UT Dallas Arts & Technology Building
800 W Campbell Rd, Richardson, TX 75080

Thursday Location

Alkami Technology
5601 Granite Pkwy, Plano, TX 75024

Partner Location

Rosemont Elementary and International Language School (Dallas ISD)
719 N Montclair Ave, Dallas, TX 75208

 


Questions about registration?

Contact Ben Davis: ben@boldidea.org, 214-442-1635