After School Programs

Learn to Code. Change the world.

After School Programs

BSD offers technology focused after school enrichment programs that are geared towards mastering design thinking, problem solving, computational thinking and communication skills through code in an engaging, fun and team oriented environment. Our programs are offered to elementary, middle and high school students. Classes can vary from 1-2 hrs a week for 5-10 weeks.

$20 per student/per hour *10 student minimum
*Classes are typically broken up by Grades: 2-3, Grades: 4-5, and Grades: 6-8
*Requirement – Computers (PC / Mac / Chromebook) and internet connection

Contact Gabrielle Iorio at gi@bsdacademy.com to bring Code Club to your school!

 

CODE CLUB OFFERINGS

Build Your Own Fashion Brand

Students combine their creative energy, problem solving skills, and entrepreneurial spirit to design their own fashion brand. Starting with a business plan, students go through the process of defining their demographics and creating an informed digital identity. We’ll use digital imaging software to design a custom logo, patterns, color palettes, stickers, and more. Finally, using real HTML and CSS code, students layout an online digital portfolio that can be shared with family and friends.

 

Build Your Own Video Game

Students take their first step into the world of computer programming while coding their own video games. The course explores fundamental coding concepts, human-computer interaction, and interactive design. Using real code, students construct a web-based game that can be shared with family and friends. By the end of the course, each student will have gained familiarity with basic HTML and JavaScript programming.

 

Build Your Own Virtual Pet

Absolutely no experience necessary! Create your very own interactive digital pet. Using real HTML, CSS, and JavaScript code participants customize their pet to give it a unique personality. Students explore programming fundamentals in order to bring their pets to life. Pets are saved online and can be shared with family and friends!

 

Choose Your Own Adventure

Participants learn about programming fundamentals such as variables, conditionals, and functions to build a choose-your-own-adventure style game. Combining creative storytelling and interactivity, students develop a unique computer program that can be shared with family and friends!

 

Coding for Entrepreneurs

Students combine their creative energy, problem solving skills, and entrepreneurial spirit to design their own brand. Starting with a business plan, students go through the process of defining their demographics and creating an informed digital identity. We’ll use digital imaging software to design a custom logo, patterns, color palettes, stickers, and more. Finally, using real HTML and CSS code, students layout an online digital portfolio that can be shared with family and friends.

 

Coding for the Community

Combine your creative energy, problem solving skills, and entrepreneurial spirit to design tech tools that can help causes in the community.  During this program, learn about the technology that is being used to help tackle some of the most pressing real-world problems today while you build and create versions of your own.  Work as a team or independently as you structure a business plan and portfolio of working web based tools to support and communicate a cause, charity or nonprofit of your choice.

 

Design Your Own Mobile App

Calling all future app developers! Have you ever wondered what it takes to see your creation at the top of the App Store charts? During this program explore HTML, CSS, and JavaScript, the real coding languages required to design and develop your first mobile app. We’ll discuss best practices of mobile app design as well as the programming fundamentals required to bring your app to life. All experience levels welcome.

 

Making Art with Code

Explore the artistic potential of code. Students will expand their creative abilities by writing simple JavaScript programs that create dynamic visual effects. Students will explore digital art concepts such as pixels, resolution, and color modes. While learning programming fundamentals, participants will create a color picker, eraser tool, and creative custom brushes that are only possible with code!

 

Websites + Games

Introduce students to the building blocks that make up the web: HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. Through real world examples, we explore the fundamentals of web development and video game design. Using industry standard code, students build an online portfolio of games and websites that can be shared with family and friends.

Bring Code Club To Your School Today!

Contact Gabrielle Iorio at gi@bsdacademy.com to bring Code Club to your school!