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Fall 2018 Classes – WVL at Island Savings Centre

WestView Learning offers programs for adults and children at the Island Savings Centre in Duncan.  Registration is through Island Savings Centre (CVRD),  either online or at the box office. Classes are grouped in the categories listed below:

Apple Computers

Intro to Apple Computers

Welcome to the world of Mac computers. Learn your way around the Mac as this class explores the operating system, basic computer skills, and built in communication, photo, and organization apps. You need to bring a computer to this class! Please contact the instructor if you need to borrow a laptop.

Dates:  

Session 1:  Wednesdays, October 10 – 24, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

3 Sessions $90

Windows Computers

Introduction to Windows 10 

Would you like to know how to find your way around Windows 10? Review the basics of using a computer and learn simple tips for managing your Windows 10 system. You need to bring a computer to this class! Please contact the instructor if you need to borrow a laptop.

Dates:   Wednesdays, September 19 – October 3

Time:     6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Cost:       $90

Apple Devices:  iPhone, iPad

Introduction to iPads/iPhones

Are you new to the iPhone/iPad or do you just want to learn to manage it better?  Learn the basic  features of the device: how to manage updates,  automate backups, add/delete apps, and how to get the most from the built in communication apps. Have your questions answered! 3 Classes

Dates:

Session 1: Mondays,  September 17 – October 1, 6:00 – 8:00 pm

Session 2: Thursdays, November 29 – December 13,  3:30 – 5:30 pm

Cost: $90

More About iPads

Ready for a refresher on the iPhone/iPad and dig a little deeper into the versatility of these mobile devices. Learn about the features of the latest operating system, new tips on managing photos/videos. Participants’ questions will help to shape a portion of each class.

Dates: Wednesdays, November 28 – December 12 (3 classes)

Time: 6:00 – 8:00 pm

Cost: $90

Android Devices:  Samsung Smart Phones  and Tablets & other brand name Android devices

Introduction to Android/Samsung Phones and Tablets

Learn the basic features of your Samsung (Android) phone/tablet. Learn how to manage updates, backups, add/delete apps, find files, add memory, and how to get the most from the built in communication apps. Have your questions answered! 3 Classes

Dates:  Mondays, October 15 – 29   

Time:6:00 – 8:00 pm

Special Apps/Software (MS Word, Apple’s Pages, Numbers, etc)

Apple Apps

Bring along your laptop and iPad and explore the family of Apple Apps that are part of the Work Suite and Creative Suite. If you require the use of either a computer and/or iPad, please contact the instructor.

Dates: Wednesdays, November 7 – 21 (3 classes)

Time: 6:00 – 8:00 pm

Cost: $90

Coding for Parents

Block Coding for Parents

Enter the world of coding and join your child in creating your own animations and games. Learning to code provides your students with the opportunity to be creative, problem solve, and experience the world of cause and effect within a structured experience! Kids code – and you can too!

Dates: Monday, November 5, 19, 26 (3 classes)

Time: 6:00 – 8:00 pm

Cost: $90

Circuit Crafts – Ages 7-12

Each week students create an LED circuit craft all while learn the power of serial and parallel circuits.

Dates: Wednesdays, November 7 – December 12 (6 classes)

Time:  3:30 – 5:00

Cost:  $120

Beginner Scratch:  Intro to Block Coding – Ages 7-12

Learn to code simple animations and games with MIT’s Scratch Block Coding program.  Students learn about backdrops, sprites,  basic scripts, and game logic! Excellent introduction to coding for young learners.

Dates: Mondays, September 10 – October 1 (4 classes)

Time:  3:30 – 5:00

Cost:  $92

More Scratch – Ages 7-12

So you know how to create backgrounds, sprites, and easy games in Scratch?  Join this class to learn how to create games that require a wild assortment of unique player controls by using the Makey Makey Invention Kit!

Dates: Mondays, November 26 – December 17 (4 classes)

Time:  3:30 – 5:00

Cost:  $92

Get Coding – Ages 10-14

Participants are introduced  to HTML (Hypertext Markup Language), CSS (Cascading Style Sheets) and simple Javascript as they build a website, an app and a game.  

Note:  students need to be comfortable with the keyboard!

Dates: Mondays October 15 – November 19 (no class Nov 12) 5 classes

Time:  3:30 – 5:00 pm

Cost:  $100

Age Range:  10-14

Learn Python

Python is a highly readable, elegant programming language that is designed to set a precedent of good code writing habits as well as provide a clear understanding of how programming languages work. Because Python is a multi-purpose language, you can do just about anything with it! Participants learn the basic functions of Python , creating a variety of small projects.  Note:  this is a text based language which means students need to be comfortable typing!

Dates: 12-Sep-18 – 24-Oct-18 (7 classes)

Time:   3:30 – 5:00 pm

Cost:  $140

Age Range:  10-14

With Scratch, you can program your own interactive stories, games, and animations — and share your creations with others in the online community.

Scratch helps young people learn to think creatively, reason systematically, and work collaboratively — essential skills for life in the 21st century.         http://www.scratch.mit.edu

 

WestView Learning offers learning SCRATCH as early step to introduce the structure of a programming language.  SCRATCH is a block programming language – which means that literally blocks can be dragged into a program sequence, tweaked with reference to a sprite or a number, and a whole new game, animation or story can be created.

SCRATCH is a program that is accessible to students as young as 6 or 7 and as old as 99! Therefore, we offer the following classes in the Fall of 2018:

Introduction to SCRATCH 

For Parent & Child Team:

Session 1:  October 2, 9, 16, 23 in WestView Learning’s Classroom

6:30 – 7:30 pm  $100( includes GST)

For Parents:

Session 1:   September 13, 20, 27 at WestView Learning’s Classroom

6:30 – 8:30 pm $90.00 (Includes GST)

Session 2:  November 5, 19, 26 at Island Savings Centre in Duncan  6:00 – 8:00 pm

For Children:

Session 1:  September 20, 27, October 4, 11, 18, 25 at WestView Learning Classroom

3:45 – 5:15 pm   $125 (includes GST)

Session 2:  September 10, 17, 24, October 1 at Island Savings Centre in Duncan 

3:30 – 5:00 pm (4 sessions – register at Island Savings $92)

Advanced Scratch Class – Scratch Club:

Session 1:  September 14, 21, 28, October 5, 12, 26 at WestView Learning Classroom

3:45 – 5:15 pm    $125 (includes GST – 6 sessions)

Session 2:  November 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, December 7, 14 at WestView Learning Classroom

3:45 – 5:15 pm    $145 (includes GST – 7 sessions)

 

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