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Region 4 Education Service Center partners with BootUp to provide students with STEM experiences in the areas of computer science, specifically coding and robotics.

 

Find all of the BootUp program resources by visiting their Scratch Jr Resources for K-2 and Scratch Resources for Grades 3+.  They would also love your feedback on their programs!

 

Remember to subscribe to the Getting Smart Virtually newsletter to receive a monthly reminder about all upcoming programs. 

 

 

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Scratch - A Story About Me

 
Scratch is a free web based block-based coding platform for grades 3 and up. Students will use Scratch to code their own interactive stories, animations, and games, while they learn to think creatively, think logically, develop persistence/grit, and work collaboratively.  Educators are integrating Scratch across many different subject areas and age groups.  Please have all students and participants create an account on the Scratch website prior to attending.  Teachers can also create teacher accounts and add students under their teacher account.  For more information on teacher accounts, please visit the Scratch for Educators page and scroll down to find directions on how to create teacher accounts in Scratch.
 
In this session, students will storyboard and create a project about themselves using a variety of algorithms.
 
Presenter: Brenda Bass

 

Cost: Free

 

Audience: 3rd Grade and Up

 

Please register:

Tuesday April 5, 2022

1:00 PM - 1:45 PM

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Scratch Jr - Musical Instrument

 
ScratchJr is a free app that teaches K-2 grades block-based coding. By creating algorithms, students can make characters move, jump, dance, and sing. Students will learn how to problem solve, design projects, and express themselves creatively. They will also use math and language in a meaningful and engaging way, which supports the development of early childhood numeracy and literacy. Have your students come code to learn instead of learn to code.  Please have all students and participants download the Scratch Jr app to their device.
 
In this session, students will trigger sound blocks to play a musical instrument made out of different sprites.
 
Presenter: Brenda Bass

 

Cost: Free

 

Audience: Kindergarten-2nd Grade

 

Please register:

Tuesday April 5, 2022

10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

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dcns-scratch-museum-mar22

 

Scratch - Virtual Museum

 
Scratch is a free web based block-based coding platform for grades 3 and up. Students will use Scratch to code their own interactive stories, animations, and games, while they learn to think creatively, think logically, develop persistence/grit, and work collaboratively.  Educators are integrating Scratch across many different subject areas and age groups.  Please have all students and participants create an account on the Scratch website prior to attending.  Teachers can also create teacher accounts and add students under their teacher account.  For more information on teacher accounts, please visit the Scratch for Educators page and scroll down to find directions on how to create teacher accounts in Scratch.
 
In this session, students will learn how to look for creative common images to bring into Scratch and site their sources to create an interactive virtual museum.
 
Presenter: Brenda Bass

 

Cost: Free

 

Audience: 3rd Grade and Up

 

Please register:

Tuesday March 8, 2022

1:00 PM - 1:45 PM

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Scratch Jr - Animal House

 
ScratchJr is a free app that teaches K-2 grades block-based coding. By creating algorithms, students can make characters move, jump, dance, and sing. Students will learn how to problem solve, design projects, and express themselves creatively. They will also use math and language in a meaningful and engaging way, which supports the development of early childhood numeracy and literacy. Have your students come code to learn instead of learn to code.  Please have all students and participants download the Scratch Jr app to their device.
 
In this session, students will use a variety of blocks and sprites to create their own interactive diorama about animals on a farm. The purpose of this project is to introduce students to the sound blocks.
 
Presenter: Brenda Bass

 

Cost: Free

 

Audience: Kindergarten-2nd Grade

 

Please register:

Tuesday March 8, 2022

10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

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Scratch - A Friend of Mine

 
Scratch is a free web based block-based coding platform for grades 3 and up. Students will use Scratch to code their own interactive stories, animations, and games, while they learn to think creatively, think logically, develop persistence/grit, and work collaboratively.  Educators are integrating Scratch across many different subject areas and age groups.  Please have all students and participants create an account on the Scratch website prior to attending.  Teachers can also create teacher accounts and add students under their teacher account.  For more information on teacher accounts, please visit the Scratch for Educators page and scroll down to find directions on how to create teacher accounts in Scratch.
 
In this session, students will remix someone else’s project to introduce a sprite or create their own to introduce someone.
 
Presenter: Brenda Bass

 

Cost: Free

 

Audience: 3rd Grade and Up

 

Please register:

Tuesday February 15, 2022

1:00 PM - 1:45 PM

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Scratch Jr - Outer Space

 
ScratchJr is a free app that teaches K-2 grades block-based coding. By creating algorithms, students can make characters move, jump, dance, and sing. Students will learn how to problem solve, design projects, and express themselves creatively. They will also use math and language in a meaningful and engaging way, which supports the development of early childhood numeracy and literacy. Have your students come code to learn instead of learn to code.  Please have all students and participants download the Scratch Jr app to their device.
 
In this session, students will use a variety of blocks and sprites to create their own interactive diorama on outer space.
 
Presenter: Brenda Bass

 

Cost: Free

 

Audience: Kindergarten-2nd Grade

 

Please register:

Tuesday February 15, 2022

10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

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Scratch - Animate Card

 
Scratch is a free web based block-based coding platform for grades 3 and up. Students will use Scratch to code their own interactive stories, animations, and games, while they learn to think creatively, think logically, develop persistence/grit, and work collaboratively.  Educators are integrating Scratch across many different subject areas and age groups.  Please have all students and participants create an account on the Scratch website prior to attending.  Teachers can also create teacher accounts and add students under their teacher account.  For more information on teacher accounts, please visit the Scratch for Educators page and scroll down to find directions on how to create teacher accounts in Scratch.
 
In this session, students will create an animated card or interactive project by applying understandings from previous projects.
 
Presenter: Brenda Bass

 

Cost: Free

 

Audience: 3rd Grade and Up

 

Please register:

Wednesday January 12, 2022

1:00 PM - 1:45 PM

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Scratch Jr - Fidget Spinner

 
ScratchJr is a free app that teaches K-2 grades block-based coding. By creating algorithms, students can make characters move, jump, dance, and sing. Students will learn how to problem solve, design projects, and express themselves creatively. They will also use math and language in a meaningful and engaging way, which supports the development of early childhood numeracy and literacy. Have your students come code to learn instead of learn to code.  Please have all students and participants download the Scratch Jr app to their device.
 
In this session, students will create a fidget spinner using the paint editor and animate it using the start on tap trigger.
 
Presenter: Brenda Bass

 

Cost: Free

 

Audience: Kindergarten-2nd Grade

 

Please register:

Wednesday January 12, 2022

10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

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Scratch - What Can You Create?

 
Scratch is a free web based block-based coding platform for grades 3 and up. Students will use Scratch to code their own interactive stories, animations, and games, while they learn to think creatively, think logically, develop persistence/grit, and work collaboratively.  Educators are integrating Scratch across many different subject areas and age groups.  Please have all students and participants create an account on the Scratch website prior to attending.  Teachers can also create teacher accounts and add students under their teacher account.  For more information on teacher accounts, please visit the Scratch for Educators page and scroll down to find directions on how to create teacher accounts in Scratch.
 
In this session, students will create interesting algorithms by experimenting with different block sequences and combinations using a limited selection of block types.
 
Presenter: Brenda Bass

 

Cost: Free

 

Audience: 3rd Grade and Up

 

Please register:

Tuesday December 14, 2021

1:00 PM - 1:45 PM

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Scratch Jr - Under the Sea

 
ScratchJr is a free app that teaches K-2 grades block-based coding. By creating algorithms, students can make characters move, jump, dance, and sing. Students will learn how to problem solve, design projects, and express themselves creatively. They will also use math and language in a meaningful and engaging way, which supports the development of early childhood numeracy and literacy. Have your students come code to learn instead of learn to code.  Please have all students and participants download the Scratch Jr app to their device.
 
In this session, students will use repeat forever blocks with looks and control blocks to create a project with a setting, characters, and story elements.
 
Presenter: Brenda Bass

 

Cost: Free

 

Audience: Kindergarten-2nd Grade

 

Please register:

Tuesday December 14, 2021

10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

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Scratch - Knock Knock

 
Scratch is a free web based block-based coding platform for grades 3 and up. Students will use Scratch to code their own interactive stories, animations, and games, while they learn to think creatively, think logically, develop persistence/grit, and work collaboratively.  Educators are integrating Scratch across many different subject areas and age groups.  Please have all students and participants create an account on the Scratch website prior to attending.  Teachers can also create teacher accounts and add students under their teacher account.  For more information on teacher accounts, please visit the Scratch for Educators page and scroll down to find directions on how to create teacher accounts in Scratch.
 
In this session, students will unscramble algorithms to sequence a knock, knock joke or a dialog between two characters.
 
Presenter: Brenda Bass

 

Cost: Free

 

Audience: 3rd Grade and Up

 

Please register:

Tuesday November 23, 2021

1:00 PM - 1:45 PM

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Scratch Jr - Starry Night

 
ScratchJr is a free app that teaches K-2 grades block-based coding. By creating algorithms, students can make characters move, jump, dance, and sing. Students will learn how to problem solve, design projects, and express themselves creatively. They will also use math and language in a meaningful and engaging way, which supports the development of early childhood numeracy and literacy. Have your students come code to learn instead of learn to code.  Please have all students and participants download the Scratch Jr app to their device.
 
In this session, students will use repeat forever blocks with looks and control blocks to create a simulated environment.
 
Presenter: Brenda Bass

 

Cost: Free

 

Audience: Kindergarten-2nd Grade

 

Please register:

Tuesday November 23, 2021

10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

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Scratch - Interactive Collage

 
Scratch is a free web based block-based coding platform for grades 3 and up. Students will use Scratch to code their own interactive stories, animations, and games, while they learn to think creatively, think logically, develop persistence/grit, and work collaboratively.  Educators are integrating Scratch across many different subject areas and age groups.  Please have all students and participants create an account on the Scratch website prior to attending.  Teachers can also create teacher accounts and add students under their teacher account.  For more information on teacher accounts, please visit the Scratch for Educators page and scroll down to find directions on how to create teacher accounts in Scratch.
 
In this session, students will create an interactive collage that describes what I like when a user clicks on a sprite.
 
Presenter: Brenda Bass

 

Cost: Free

 

Audience: 3rd Grade and Up

 

Please register:

Tuesday October 26, 2021

1:00 PM - 1:45 PM

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Scratch Jr - Dance Party

 
ScratchJr is a free app that teaches K-2 grades block-based coding. By creating algorithms, students can make characters move, jump, dance, and sing. Students will learn how to problem solve, design projects, and express themselves creatively. They will also use math and language in a meaningful and engaging way, which supports the development of early childhood numeracy and literacy. Have your students come code to learn instead of learn to code.  Please have all students and participants download the Scratch Jr app to their device.
 
In this session, students will use the start on green flag block to trigger a silly dance party using motion blocks.
 

Presenter: Brenda Bass

 

Cost: Free

 

Audience: Kindergarten-2nd Grade

 

Please register:

Tuesday October 26, 2021

10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

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