Jr. Game Designer
Through different types of game projects using Scratch 3.0, explorers will learn fundamental computational thinking concepts through visual block-based coding and master game design techniques!
"Creativity is as important as literacy and numeracy."
Sir Ken Robinson
Build your child's interest in coding through our Junior Game Designer (Scratch) program! This course has a total of 6 levels that allows explorers to unleash their creativity and learn basic coding using the Scratch 3.0 platform.
Through different types of game projects, explorers will learn fundamental computational thinking concepts through visual block-based coding and master game design techniques! Beyond just coding, explorers will build logical thinking and problem solving skills as they overcome the challenges to complete their projects.
This program has a total of 6 levels and is recommended for beginners from 7 to 9 years old (with basic IT skills to operate a laptop/computer).
Each level is 12 hours (8 sessions*1.5h or 4 sessions*3h). Children will receive an evaluation and proficiency report at the end of each level. Each child will have their own Scratch accounts and build their portfolios.
Games with more complicated rules and game effects that allow children to apply what they learnt in Level 1 and learn to code with new functions and code more efficiently.
The Catch Game
The Maze Game
The Locust Plaque in Africa
Children will start to create their own game stories and start making multi-level games. In this level, children will start to create games with more sprites and codes too.
The Ocean Waste Shooter
The Melting Ice Caps & Polar Bear
The Skiing Dodge Game
Children will understand concept of 'list' and create their own list using the data blocks and take their Scratch programming to a more advanced level that allow players to react to events and user inputs in more varied ways.
The Car Race
The Scrolling Platform Game
Level 5 & 6
Why Scratch 3.0?
Developed by MIT Media Lab, Scratch is the pioneer in creating block coding and has set the gold standard for learning to code!
The software helps teach the core concepts of computational thinking while taking away the pressure of intimidating grammar and syntax. Using the streamlined visual programming blocks, our explorers can learn all about sprites, creating custom costumes, and animating with code.
What will students get of the program?
Learn about basic Game Design including game characters, types of games, game rules, game story, game music, points system and others
Grasp Computational Thinking including programming logic and sequencing, loops and iteration, variable, data and event handling coordination
Reinforce your Mathematics concepts such as X-Y coordinates, Map Reading, Directions, Distance, Pattern Recognition etc
What’s included in each Level?
90 mins * 8 sessions of Live classes (you can choose between physical or virtual)
Official EJ Certification
Real-time learning with an experienced EJ coach
Small group learning with an average of 5 students to ensure everyone gets equal attention from the coach and to facilitate social interaction with peers.
Complete projects under the guidance and build a portfolio