Python for middle schoolers: CS Zero
The CS Zero (CS0) course, developed by CMU’s CS Academy, teaches Python to middle schoolers. In this computer programming course students will learn to write code that creates engaging graphics and animations. And they will grow their skills in problem-solving and creativity!
No prior coding experience is needed (but some experience with block-based coding such as Scratch may be helpful).
CS0 is a 35-40 hour course; 24 hours will be taught synchronously from 1:00 – 2:00. Students should register if they expect to be able to attend 18 or more of the synchronous sessions.
For the remaining hours, students will be expected to complete each lesson during the “office hours” and/or before 1:00 p.m. the following day. For this reason, this virtual course is best suited for boys and girls who are especially motivated to learn something new.
Who: students in grades 7-9 during 2021-2022
Dates: Mon. – Fri., June 21 – July 23 (synchronous sessions: 24 weekdays – no class on Mon., July 5)
Time: 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.*
*The instructor will hold optional virtual “office hours” from 2:00 – 3:00 to provide help and answer questions.
Enrollment is limited to the first 12 students who register.
Did you know?
Python is the most widely-taught text-based programming language at the college level. Also, it is one of the most popular programming languages in industries and is used by Google, Amazon, and Facebook. Plus, it forms the backend of Instagram, Spotify, Netflix, and more!
Please email Dana Schultz, Education Outreach Coordinator, at email@example.com.