Available Classes

Classes are located at schools, community centers, and private homes throughout Jerusalem.

Distance learning via Skype or Google+ Hangouts is also available.

Below is a list of available classes for children ages 4 - 12. Custom classes can be created based on needs and interests.

To inquire about classes for your child or to set up private classes (either online or in person), please send an email to info@rwcisrael.com. Feel free to include a bit of background about your child, including age, interests, ability with English, etc.


Coding and Animation:

1) Kinder Coders - A Space Adventure (Ages 5 - 7)

Yes, even younger kids can be programmers! Through a series of Web-based activities and short projects about an astronaut named Biff, students will learn to understand what programming is and how to write lines of code by snapping blocks together.

In addition to programming, students will read leveled books (which they can keep) and poetry about outer space.

For their final project, students will use Scratch* to create a simple animation of an astronaut jumping on the moon.

On the last day of class, students will present their work to family and friends at a small celebration.

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2) Scratch 1- Beginning Animation / Storytelling (Ages 8 - 12)

Students will use Scratch* to become the writers, producers, and directors of short animations about a travel adventure (can be time travel, space / world travel, or travel to a fictional location). In addition to learning beginning coding and graphic design skills, students will conduct research and learn the basics of storytelling. Animations will include text, sound effects, and voiceovers.

On the last day of class, students will present their projects to family and friends at a small celebration.

 

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3) Scratch 2 - Game Creation and Design (Ages 8 - 12)

Students will use Scratch* to create simple games. The games will be based on stories and will allow users to earn points and lives.

Please note that this class is for students with prior knowledge of Scratch.

On the last day of class, family and friends are invited to play the games at a celebration.


*Scratch is a free application that can be downloaded easily or accessed on the Web.

What is Scratch? Watch this video to learn more:


Blogging and Web Design:

1) Intro to Blogging (Ages 10 - 12)

Students will use Edublogs to create a three page Web site / blog on a topic of their choice. Throughout the process of designing their sites, students will be exposed to beginning HTML and graphic design, and will strengthen their reading, writing and research skills.

Commenting on each other's blog posts will provide students with the opportunity to learn from each other while using the rules of Internet etiquette.

Internet safetly will be a priority. Students will not provide their full names, photos of themselves, or specifiic location on their sites.

 


"My Little Techie" Literacy Series:

1) All About Me (Ages 4 - 6)

Children will develop their literacy and computer skills through a combination of contextualized activities that include poetry, music & movement, online tasks, and technology-based projects.

For the final project, students will use their knowledge of basic sight words and phonics, along with their knowledge of simple image creation and editing, to produce an "All About Me" book.

Each student will be given a packet of literacy activities, leveled books and online resources targeted towards their reading level.*

On the last day of class, students will present their projects to family and friends at a small celebration.

*Before the first class meeting, students will be individually assessed.


"Reading Adventures" Literacy Series:

1) Animals of the Ocean (Ages 7 - 9)

Children will expand their literacy and computer skills by going on a virtual under the sea adventure. Through a combination of fiction and non-fiction electronic books and other online resources, students will learn to compare and contrast different types of ocean animals. Who lives in the sea? What do they need to survive?

For the final project, students will work together to produce a multimedia presentation on ocean animals.

Each student will be given a packet of literacy activities, leveled books and online resources targeted towards their reading level.*

On the last day of class, students will present their projects to family and friends at a small celebration.

*Before the first class meeting, students will be individually assessed.