Courses

Watch as the characters in your imagination come to life in this unique course that blends classic storytelling with animation techniques and coding. Start with a concept, design the characters, and choose not just one ending, but many! Learn how to create your own text-based adventure games with variables, conditional logic, images, HTML, CSS, and Twine scripting syntax. Compatible with MAC and Windows OS only. For students ages 10-14.


March 1-24, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
March 2-25, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
Whether you want to be the next pro gamer, streamer, or gamecaster this course will teach you the basics to get started! No longer just a hobby, eSports is the fastest-growing career for the next generation. Over 400 million people watched YouTube videos and Twitch streams of video game competitions this year alone! In this course, students will develop game-play skills and compete using Black Rocket's eSports games and apps, learn how to produce commentary for live tournaments, use professional streaming software, and most importantly practice online safety. A webcam is required, compatible with MAC and Windows OS only. For students ages 10-14.


April 12, 2021 to May 5, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
Customize your own Minecraft world and mod the classic game in this one of a kind class. Learn scripting and logic statements as you create your first mods. Students will create a wide variety of new elements, gameplay mechanics, and world generating mods to change the way you play Minecraft. Students must own a Java version of Minecraft to take this class. Tablet, phone, and game console versions of Minecraft are not compatible. Returning students can create more advanced projects that build on previous years. Compatible with MAC and Windows OS only. For students ages 10-14.


March 29, 2021 to April 1, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
April 13, 2021 to May 6, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
Unlock the power of ROBLOX® Studio, the world creation tool used by real-world ROBLOX® developers! Learn how to build 3D models and create an adventure in your ROBLOX® world. Bring characters to life with unique animations you design. Student-created projects will be available on a password protected Black Rocket website to share with friends and family. Compatible with MAC and Windows OS only. For students ages 10-14.


March 6, 2021 to April 10, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
This Safe Sitter® online live class will prepare you to be safe when you are home alone, watching younger siblings, or babysitting. This course also teaches skills in first aid, choking infant/child rescue, and infant/child CPR. For students ages 11-15.


January 23-30, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
Embark on an EPIC adventure in virtual reality! In this cutting-edge course, you will learn the foundations of VR design by creating your own virtual worlds, exploring simulated environments, and crafting memorable 3D experiences. A cardboard VR headset is optional for this course. Compatible with MAC, Windows and Chrome OS. For students ages 10-14.


January 23, 2021 to February 27, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
January 25, 2021 to February 22, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
January 26, 2021 to February 18, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
Children have an unlimited supply of imagination and ideas. This course will show children just how much fun creative writing can be if they let their imagination soar. Students will develop their own story from start to finish, ending with their own published softcover book. Topics will include plot development, character creation, review of literary techniques, and self-expression activities such as illustration, dialogue, and more. Typing support provided. Compatible with MAC and Windows and Chrome OS. For students ages 10-14.


January 9, 2021 to February 13, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
January 12, 2021 to February 4, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
In the digital age, nothing is impossible! Become a master of illusion by learning the techniques used by Hollywood masters to create FX magic. Whether you want to enhance your YouTube videos or create a cool scene to amaze your friends, this class teaches the tools you need. Experiment with visual effects as you learn the dynamics of camera angles, editing, graphic layering, and sound effects. Then watch as your new creations take your channel content to the next level! A webcam is required, compatible with MAC and Windows OS only, and requires a 64-bit operating system. For students ages 10-14.


April 5-8, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM