Recreational gaming is not part of our program- The focus of Panda Programmer is on creativity, collaboration, critical thinking and communication. We’re teaching our students to create their own games, animated stories and personal creations-Show and Tell at Panda Programmer
Our classes are a combination of college seminar (in terms of open discussions, presenting and defending one’s own work, and collaboration) and Montessori classroom (helping one another, flexible curriculum and focus, and collaboration). Our on-going classes accept students of all backgrounds and experience levels, bring up to speed those of whom have less experience, and assimilate all students as they share ideas, collaborate on projects, and practice true computer science and coding skills.
We teach girls & boys the fundamentals of coding by making it fun. Our hands-on, project-based approach wins rave reviews from parents & kids alike-
In our classes we cover:
– Animation and graphics design
– Events-driven processing
– Control structures
– Serial vs. parallel execution of code
– Cartesian coordinates
– Modifying and augmenting existing games
– Designing, creating, and programming new games
Prerequisites: None! Our classes are designed to be a fun educational, hands-on experience that combines a child’s passion for computers with top instructors and exciting curriculum to create amazing things. All Panda Programmer classes are meant to be enjoyed by children ages 5 and above without any previous experience. Coding Club classes are meant to be enjoyed by students in grades 6 to 8, also without any previous experience. Students with intermediate skills will be challenged with more advanced tasks.
Our motto is: “Instead of just PLAYING video games, have your kids DESIGN and PROGRAM them!”