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More Classes by Our Talented Teachers

More Classes by Our Talented Teachers

Is your child interested in making game music, creating videos, playing chess, or doing a whole suite of other fun activities? Our talented teachers know a lot more than coding. They are also artists, musicians, data scientists, and more. Above all, they are passionate about teaching. Check out these fun classes created and taught by our very own teachers who teach coding, robotics, design, and more with Create & Learn. These classes complement programs offered by Create & Learn and help your child expand into more areas. Check out the classes and Happy Learning!

Make your own greeting card for any occasion with Google Slides
Provided By: Jennifer Thornton

In this course students will create a greeting card for any occasion (holiday, birthday, graduation, etc.) using Google Slides. Google Slides is a presentation program used to create anything from presentations to graphics. Students will download the greeting card as an image to print or to send virtually. Students must have a Google account in order to have access to Google Slides and do not need any prior experience with Google Slides. **Students will need a Google account and be signed in before class. **Students will need a photo loaded on the device or a drive to use on the card.

Grades 3-8
60 Minutes Per Session
Intro to Typing for Beginners
Provided By: Jennifer Thornton

Students will be introduced to the basics of beginner typing. Students will practice and learn finger placement and the home row keys on the keyboard. Students will be introduced to fun interactive games to continue to practice keyboarding techniques. This is an introductory class to the full course, Typing for Beginners. Students will need to be able to access some type of word processing software. (Google docs, Microsoft Word, Notepad, etc.)

Grades 3-8
30 Minutes Per Session
Speak Like a Leader
Provided By: Rachana

Communication breakdown is the primary reason for a lot of problems. Learn the parts of an effective speech and understand the pitfalls of linear communication. Learn how to speak with clarity while inspiring others to positive action. And find out the power of communication to convince, negotiate and persuade others.

Grades 3-10
55 Minutes Per Session
Connect To Calm
Provided By: Rachana

Trying to manage daily life and the chaos it comes with? Want tips to anchor yourself to calm, while things don't always go your way? Our MBSR certified coach will guide you and your child to set goals, stay happy and thrive in uncertain times. Learn practical and actionable calming techniques for parents and kids.

Grades 3-10
55 Minutes Per Session
Video Game Music
Provided By: Andy

From Mario to Minecraft, we will dive into the history of video game music and analyze some of the greatest video game melodies! Students will participate in creative listening activities, using only an audio clip to imagine what the on-screen action in the video game might look like. I will empower students with basic music vocabulary to describe what they are hearing (fast/slow tempo, rising/falling pitch, instrumentation), as well as teach students the basics of video game design and how it transforms the music (8-bit processing chips, non-linear stories, adaptive audio).

Grades 6-12
55 Minutes Per Session
Chess Lessons and Tournaments
Provided By: Rachana

Chess is the ultimate game of strategy, and superior brain training. Since 1972, when Bobby Fisher defeated Boris Spassky in the match of the century, this 1500 years old game has become a part of the human psyche all around the world. Already a player? Join our grade and rating level style monthly tournaments and take your game to the next level. Individual coaching and group coaching sessions available for K through 12. Ask for parent testimonies about our world class coaches! Three levels: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

Grades 1-12
55 Minutes Per Session
Learn to Make & Play Arcade Games With MakeCode Arcade - Beginner
Provided By: Sreenidhi

Microsoft MakeCode is a free opensource programming platform. It allows users to create programs using blocks for a variety of hardware devices like the Tinkergen GameGo, Brainpad Arcade, Lego Mindstorms EV3, micro:bit, etc. MakeCode Arcade allows block-programming for retro arcade games. Hardware devices like Tinkergen GameGo, Brainpad Arcade, Kittenbot Meowbit, etc can be used as handheld gaming devices with the code downloaded on to them. Students can alternatively see the same results on the on-screen emulator that MakeCode Arcade provides. MakeCode Arcade allows switching between block-based programming as well as text-based coding in JavaScript and Python. Students will be able to see how their block code looks like, in JavaScript and Python by using this feature. With MakeCode Arcade's game editor, any kind of retro games can be brought to life. A Microsoft user account is not needed for this. Projects are stored locally in your browser's storage. Please visit https://arcade.makecode.com/ to take a look at the programming environment that we will be using.

Grades 3-6
60 Minutes Per Session
Coding & Puppies
Provided By: Lauren Mauel's Academic Coaching LLC

Children will learn about the concept of a dog rescue, a social program meant to save homeless dogs. In the process, they will create code for a dog animation in Scratch!

Grades 1-8
60 Minutes Per Session
Learn to Code with Scratch Jr.
Provided By: Sreenidhi

In this online course, students get to learn about ScratchJr, a block programming language and do several fun projects/activities. ScratchJr is a free programming language that is available as an app, that can be run on iPads, Android tablets, Amazon tablets, and Chromebooks. Students will be able to connect programmed blocks together to create an actual animated scene. The course starts with the first lesson which familiarizes the basic concepts and features of the app and progresses toward modifying the characters and making them move. The course culminates in making a fun Astronaut Escape Game/Movie! No prior coding experience is necessary. I have designed this course to be a step-by-step learning process in ScratchJr, so I have 6 classes, that each discusses the distinct features of ScratchJr. Each class we will be doing a project to learn about it. This class also recommends the use of any tablets/iPads/Chromebooks since the app will not run on laptops/desktops (we don't have a web-based version of ScratchJr released yet). Students will have to have the app installed on their devices prior to the first class to help facilitate learning faster. Please visit https://www.scratchjr.org/ to download the app.

Grades 1-2
50 Minutes Per Session
Fashionista of Data Science #1
Provided By: Lauren Mauel's Academic Coaching LLC

This is a course that teaches the computer and data science behind fashion and cosmetology. Computer science and data have really fun applications to real-world careers!

Grades 3-12
60 Minutes Per Session
Problem Solving with Programming 1
Provided By: Colter

Do you like puzzles? Do you want more more experience with Python? In this course, you can learn how to approach and solve puzzle-type problems using your Python skills from Python levels 1-3 at Create and Learn! We start off with some easy problems, and work our way up to easy-medium level problems. We also look at various problems and potential solutions to them, and why some solutions are faster than others. This also serves as an introduction to "competitive programming". These are contests in which people try to solve problems using their programming skills, while competing against others. (Note: Price listed gives 4 sessions that are each 60 minutes)

Grades 5-12
60 Minutes Per Session
Fashionista of Data Science #2
Provided By: Lauren Mauel's Academic Coaching LLC

This is a course that teaches the computer and data science behind fashion and cosmetology. Computer science and data have really fun applications to real-world careers!

Grades 3-12
60 Minutes Per Session
Problem Solving with Programming 2
Provided By: Colter

In level 2, we learn more advanced tricks and techniques as well as expand on concepts that we are already familiar with! This will allow us to solve problems that are more difficult than those in level 1. This includes learning about the "collections" module, using lambdas, and more!

Grades 5-12
60 Minutes Per Session
Astronomy of the night sky
Provided By: Ben Lipper

Take an intergalactic tour of the universe without leaving your seat! Discover which planets are up in the night sky and how to find them, including how to see the moons of Saturn and Jupiter with only a simple pair of binoculars! We'll explore exotic moons, icy comets, rocky asteroids and dwarf planets on our tour of the solar system, and sneak a peek at interstellar objects recently detected that passed right through our solar system!

Grades 4-8
55 Minutes Per Session