There has been so much talk in the last year or so among educators about getting kids excited & involved in STEM (science, technology, engineering & mathematics). I recently found out about a fun, free Winter Camp that is hosted by the Microsoft Store at Westfield Topanga in Canoga Park. During these tutorial sessions, your child can learn how to create, code, design & develop on Microsoft computers.
Spread over two days, these two-hour Winter Camp sessions will introduce your young child or tween to concepts such as:
- Learn how to build, publish, and bring mobile games to life.
- Explore technologies like TouchDevelop & Windows App Studio.
- Code & create immersive customized game environments with Kodu & Project Spark.
- Design & develop games which can later on be shared with friends & family.
There are two sessions to choose from this month, depending on the age of your child:
- January 14 & 15 (Camp curriculum designed for ages 11 to 13.)
- January 21 & 22 (Camp curriculum designed for ages 8 to 10.)
Registering ASAP for both sessions is highly recommended, as camps fill up quickly.
NOTE: As the parent &/or legal guardian of the child, you’ll need to remain in the Microsoft store for the duration of the event.
As I had mentioned in previous blog post, there are a lot of things to check out while you are at the store. You could also take a 30-minute course on topics such as online security, smart computing or OneNote Fundamentals while waiting for your child.
I’m hoping to take my kiddo to the session next week. She loves playing with computer games & as for me, it’s never too late to learn something new for the computer!
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