Sponsoring Kids Computer Programming Course in June

Apr 07, 2009

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