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Learn to Scratch, 12 May (It’s a programming language for kids)

Scratch, a programming language for kids, will be taught by Suzanne Wrede Saturday, 12 May, 10 am to 2 pm at the Lutheran School, 815 Venice Blvd. Cost is $5 to learn to Scratch.

“Scratch(scratch.mit.edu) is a programming language and online community for kids created by the folks at MIT,” wrote Suzanne Wrede. “It has grown over the last 10-11 years (version 3.0 comes out in August!) and is increasingly popular with teachers and schools as a tool for teaching computer science.

“Because Venice Lutheran School has been experimenting with Scratch this year and we love it, we thought we would help try to spread the word and see about kick-starting our local coding community by joining people and organizations all over the world in celebrating Scratch Day. There are over 550 Scratch Day events planned around the world with Europe and South America leading with the most events. You can see a map of the events here.

“If there are teachers, students or parents who would like to join us or help us teach others, we would love to have them join us. Most of the information about the event is available at www.basix.io/scratchday and folks can buy the $5 ticket there and see the details of what to bring.

“All parents and guardians present at the event must also purchase a ticket. Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult.”

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