On Friday, March 23rd the St. Elizabeth Library Learning Commons hosted two SCRATCH Coding workshops for students. SCRATCH is a programming language originally developed at MIT. This language can be accessed via a very visually appealing and interactive web-based interface that can be used by anyone free of charge.
Students were introduced to the foundational concepts of computer coding while they learned to program their own games and interactive animations. The SCRATCH workshops were available to all interested students at no cost and are one of a series of workshops and events for both teachers and students aimed at increasing awareness and providing experiential learning opportunities around this highly sought after 21st-century skill for our school community. A full complement of Computer Science and Related Technology courses are available through our St. Elizabeth Technological Studies Department. Please contact Mr. Cheng, Department Head of Technological Studies, for more information.
We look forward to future collaborations with Canada Learning Code’s MOBILE unit as well as Teachers Learning Code in the future. Students interested in these or other opportunities to learn about computer coding should see Ms. Romeo in the Library.
Department Head of Library Services
photos by Sofia Culbertson