Kids Programming Class Starts June 9th

May 24, 2009

There’s still time to sign up for the Kids Programming Class in June. Your child, age 8 through 11, will learn how to program your computer with the language called Scratch, developed by MIT. Kids can program games like this one developed and designed by Jack Becker:

Scratch Project

The five classes will be held at The Bread Company in Poplar Bluff:

Tues, June 9th
3:30 – 5:30
Thur, Jun 11th
3:30 – 5:30
Tue, Jun 16
3:30 – 5:30
Tue, Jun 23
3:30 – 5:30
Thur, Jun 25
3:30 – 5:30

Students must provide their own computer for the class. For more information contact Brian Becker ( or 573.778.6500).

If your child (age 8 through 11) is interested in computers and programming, is offering a class in June. The course will cover the Scratch Programming Language for Kids and will be an entry level course. The class will be taught by Ben, Jack & Brian Becker.

The course will span five, 1 1/2 hour daytime classes and cover installation, programming basics, animations, sprite and object-oriented programming, variables, and sharing your work with the Scratch online community. The course will cost $105 per student (additional students from same family receive 20% discount). Parents are invited to participate for an additional $45. 100% satisfaction will be guaranteed or your tuition will be returned.

All students need their own computer for the class (parents do not need a computer system). can help find a suitable, inexpensive option if needed – contact

The class times will be announced as the course approaches and will most likely be taught on Tuesday and/or Thursday afternoons in June. To register for the course, please email

More about Brian Becker
Brian Becker founded Poplar Bluff Internet, Inc., in 1995 to bring Internet to Southeast Missouri. Becker is a graduate of the University of Missouri-Columbia Engineering School with dual Bachelor of Science degrees in Electrical Engineering and Computer Engineering.
An example of Brian’s Scratch program:
Scratch Project

More about Ben Becker
Ben Becker will graduate 5th grade in May and has been programming in Scratch since 2007 when it was first released. Having programmed over 50 scratch projects, Ben has been successful in teaching Scratch to his younger Brother as well as other friends. A few of Ben’s projects include:
Scratch Project Scratch Project Scratch Project

More about Jack Becker
Jack Becker will graduate 2nd grade in May and has been programming in Scratch since 2007 when it was first released. Having completed over 25 scratch projects, Jack continues to excel in the language. A few of Jack’s projects:
Scratch Project Scratch Project