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Wyoming Seminary STEM Program to offer "Kids Who Code" Saturday event
Posted 12/08/2016 09:39AM

Children in grades kindergarten through eighth who would like to learn more about computer programming are invited to attend a special STEM Saturday at Sem Event to take part in a program titled “Beyond the Hour: Kids Who Code.” The program will be held on Saturday, January 21, 2017 at Wyoming Seminary Lower School, 1560 Wyoming Avenue, Forty Fort.

            The event will begin at 9:00 a.m. and end at 11:00 a.m. and is free and open to the public. No previous experience in coding is required.

            This event is designed to introduce or continue the exploration of computer coding begun during the “Hour of Code Challenge” held around the world during the week of December 5-9, 2016. Sem students have been participating in the Hour of Code since its inception in 2013, building coding skills on tablets and laptops through challenges, designing graphics and creating games.

            The January event will feature four sessions. The first session, designed for children in grades kindergarten to first grade, will introduce the programming basics through Kodable and other iPad coding apps and also by programming Bee-Bot robots. The second session will be open to children in second through third grade and will include unplugged coding and coding drawing and animation using the Hopscotch app. Students in fourth through fifth grades will build coding skills using the unique Apple Swift Playgrounds app. Fourth session students in sixth through eighth grades will code in various languages, including JavaScript and Python, that will help them gain a more in-depth understanding of coding.

            Reservations for this event are required. For more information on the STEM Saturday at Sem Event or to register online, visit the Wyoming Seminary web site at

            This STEM Saturday at Sem event is an aspect of the STEM School’s programming which includes a variety of programmatic and curricular sections at both the Upper and Lower Schools. Lower School students explore STEM themes in their science classes. Upper School students participate in a ninth-grade foundational science course as well as public lectures and workshops on issues related to science, technology, engineering and math.

            The Louis Maslow STEM School at Wyoming Seminary seeks to engage and inspire students interested in science, technology, engineering and mathematics through holistic and integrated paths of study. Students in the program will be prepared for collegiate study and able to respond to rapidly changing global challenges and advances in technology in today’s world.

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