Virtual: Coding Club - Creative Game Design
Wayzata Community Education (location map)
Mon - Thu, 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
07/27/20 (1 week)

The Engineering For Kids CODING Club is going virtual! Coding helps develop your child’s creativity, problem solving skills, teamwork and technology knowledge in an engaging, collaborative way though fun and practical challenges. Each 4-day session introduces students to a different coding activity to develop 21st Century skills and bring authentic learning as students get to build something that they can share with family and friends. This class is for those who have not taken our Coding Club classes as students will keep in pace with the class. Classes will be taught LIVE by one of our EFK teachers via a district approved platform.

Game Design is a multifaceted discipline that has many requirements beyond simply coding. This class dives into the creative aspects of Game Design as students come up with their own stories to tell through the medium of a platforming game. Students will do worldbuilding activities to ensure their games have a cohesive theme and vision as they create their characters and levels. All of these will culminate in a class-wide arcade day, where students will get to show off their games to the entire class!

Materials & Equipment:
• Internet access
• A tablet that has the free Bloxels Edu App downloaded onto it and the ability to join the live lesson (ideally a separate device like a phone, laptop or another tablet).
• A parent or responsible adult is requested to be on-hand at the start of each class to help with any technical difficulties