Grow your confidence in computer science

For students in grades 5 - 8

In the 14-week ideaSpark program, students use computer science as a problem-solving tool. They learn computer coding languages, like HTML, CSS, 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.

 

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Website Design and Coding
Create your own website with friends!

In this 14-week STEM course, students will create website projects in small teams, while learning website coding languages HTML and CSS. They will be supported by volunteer mentors from Alkami, a Plano software company, and will present their websites to family and guests at the end of the course.

Who: Students in 5th - 12th grades
When: Thursdays, 5 - 7pm
Dates: Sept. 5 - Dec. 12
Where: Alkami Technology, 5601 Granite Pkwy, Plano, TX 75024

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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