Coding clubs  are open to any 5th = 12th grade student who is interested in learning how to code or improving their existing coding skills. No prior coding experience is required to join in on the fun for many courses.

All classes are offered fully virtually with once per week live meetings for the 2020 - 2021 academic year.

Spring Semester Coding Clubs

$40 for 10 classes | Begins Week of March 8th

We are offering five different coding clubs for our spring term. All courses will meet 10 times between the weeks of March 8th and May 10th. A full schedule will be mailed to all participants after registration.

All courses have no prerequisites unless otherwise noted and are open to all students. Instructors are MSOE students studying computer science, computer engineering or software engineering. 

Scholarships are available! E-mail Liz Taylor

Course Offerings for Spring 2021 Session

Please be sure to reference grade prerequisites noted below. We recommend students stay in grade levels they are associated with - even for advanced leaners - as Tynker has built in tools to scaffold difficulty up for students within a grade band. No prior coding experience is required for any course.

Programming 202 Courses

Girls Who Code:

  • Programming 202 |   Mondays 5:30 - 7:00  | Grades 5-6
  • Programming 202 | Tuesdays 6:00 - 7:30  | Grades 5-6 

Students building additional skills block programming for students in upper elementary grades with a focus on turtle graphics, color detection, advanced operators and projectile physics.

Students who are new to coding will be given optional lessons to explore before the course begins to help them become familiar with block based programming options.

Python 201 Courses

Girls Who Code:

  • Python 201 | Mondays 6:00 - 7:30 | Grades 7+
  • Python 201 | Wednesdays 5:30 - 7:00 | Grades 7+

A deeper look at Python for intermediate or advanced coders in upper middle or high school with a focus on real-world computing problems. Python is a coding language and no previous coding experience is required.

MicroPython 101

  • Python 201 | Wednesdays 7:00 - 8:30 | Grades 8+ | Python Coding Experience Required

A project-based introduction to micro:bit programming using MicroPython with instructions to build 16 hands-on micro:bit projects. Students will use and get to keep a microbit controller and there is a slightly increased course fee to cover these electronics. This course will not be offered virtually due to hardware requirements.

Program hardware has been generously sponsored by Northwestern Mutual and Rockwell Automation