learn to code at home

Camp or classroom?

Bring in LIVE coding!

Learning at home?
Need ideas for your class?
Out of ideas??

Being a teacher is a challenge.
Being a parent is also challenging.

Being a parent and teaching in your own home can be an even BIGGER CHALLENGE.

You want the home learning experience for your family to be good but some topics are difficult to teach when you don’t have the experience to teach it.

Why not learn to a game?

Having no summer camps doesn’t mean the end to learning.

Learn from the original creator of the BUILD A GAME COURSE…..me…..Mr. Fred!

Bring a fun kids coding camp for 7-12 year olds right into your home LIVE using the Build A Game Course that has its roots in many coding camps for over 15 years.  It works.

 

Finish What You Start Approach

All options are  LIVE and interactive via Zoom.  It is an entry level approach to learning how to code.

Instead of watching videos on their own and never finishing building something, these events get you across the finish line.

These camps are built on years of my coding camp and classroom coding exercises.

As a college professor who has taught for over 20 years in the classroom, developed software with my business, and taught kids coding camps, I know there is great value in not only learning the skills but also learning the process.   My approach brings this all together in a fun way.  Whether you want to become a coder or not, creating is fun.  That is what this camp is all about!

Here is what I cover in the LIVE camps...

Idea Creation

It all starts with laying out your plan. I provide a number of downloads to create your "home developer lab space" and idea generation. We talk about how you use it and apply it to our game idea.

Logic

All great apps use sound thinking and logic. I introduce the practice of creating an algorithm and how we can build a storyboard to create the flow of our program.

Coding

Using the popular block coding or "low code" approach to learning coding, we use Scratch coding blocks where I introduce basic techniques and little known ADVANCED techniques as we build a game.

Play It / Mod It

There is more to building a game. We discuss what is necessary for all great games. At the end of this camp, you can take the game we build and MOD it (aka modify it)!

Are you a teacher prepping for the school year?

Be sure to check out the BE A STEM WIZARD package where I help you use the materials in your classroom.

LIVE Home Options

Be A STEM Wizard (for teachers)

YOU TEACH IT. I will assist you with the Coding Activity downloads and walk you through each part. You can then modify them to fit your own home. As you have a question, simply email me and I will help you out.

One-on-One "LIVE" - $239

I TEACH IT LIVE. We set up scheduled LIVE meetups where we work one on one with your young person via Zoom. It is like have a personal tutor. This is NOT a passive 'watch a video' event but instead a highly interactive event.

Small Group - "LIVE" - $490

I TEACH IT LIVE. Gather 2-4 of your friends from their homes and let's meet LIVE via Zoom to work as a team. We will set up a small team of 'developers' and begin a project to build a game together.

“I wanted to express my gratitude not just running an effective camp, but for inspiring my son on something as meaningful as coding. He spent much of the remainder of the summer working on other programming ideas, which thrilled me because it was something productive without me having to force it upon him. Beyond that though it is a great outlet for his creative energy. ”

C.M.
Student's Dad

For all my moms and dads out there who'd like to introduce their littles to coding - Mr. Fred is the best of the best (and a damned awesome person to boot)!!

Creator of www.thecastlerun.com

Hi! I wanted to let you know what a great impact you are making on Ian with your coding class. On the ride home today he could not stop talking...Fred wanted to be an astronaut, Fred saw Star Wars, Fred started programming when he was a kid....

Julie B.
Mom

FAQ...

What kind of computer and software do i need ?

All you need is a computer running the Firefox, Chrome, or Safari web browser.  You do not need to install any other programs.

What is the best schedule?

This is really up to you.  As long as time slots are available, I recommend 3 days in a row but have also done Saturday mornings.

What is the recommended age for these activities?

This camp is best for 7 to 12 year olds.  However, I am willing to work with anyone one-on-one.

NOTE: Parents or guardians should be present at all times.

what is the programming language?

We use the Scratch coding platform.  It provides a fun and easy way to learn the basics of coding.  There are many coding concepts you can learn with using Scratch.

What video platform is used?

We will use a password protected and controlled access GetMeCoding Zoom session.

Do you also teach other programming languages?

Yes, but I would rather speak to you in person and see how I can support this before doing anything else.

Pick a Package

It isn’t just about the programming language….

  • Improve critical thinking skills all students need
  • Sharpen logic and reasoning and prepare them for the next level of education
  • Use the idea creator for your future games/stories
  • Learn software storyboarding used by software developers so you can plan next steps
  • Learn coding fundamentals used by all programmers using SCRATCH (Beginner to Advanced Concepts)
  • Work with Mr. Fred a college professor and software programmer
  • Spark their interest and challenge their curiosity 
  • Have fun and ask questions….. IT IS LIVE!

This course is an interactive event the combines STEM/STEAM concepts and creativity. 

Teacher STEM Help - GetMeCoding.com

Be A
STEM Wizard

You teach, I guide you
$199
$ 100
  • Zoom Calls
  • Build a game walk through
  • 3 Months of Teacher Support
  • BONUS - Live Appearance (via Zoom)
Teachers
Code at Home One on One - GetMeCoding.com

One-On-One
"LIVE"

3 Days - One on One Meetups
$299
$ 239
99
  • 3 Days, 1 Hour Each via Zoom
  • Learn coding by building a game
  • Teacher Support
  • 25% off future course offerings
  • Follow up with Mr. Fred
Popular
Code at Home in Teams - GetMeCoding.com

Small Group "LIVE"

4 Days - 2-4 Friends Meetup
$550
$ 490
  • 4 Days, 1 Hour Each via Zoom
  • Learn coding by building a game
  • Work as a team
  • Learn with friends
  • 25% off future course offerings
Don't miss out on  
LEARNING
CODING
GETTING INSPIRED
  this summer!!!

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