Adopting the language from a Dojo, KCM uses “belt-testing” to encourage young people to progress their skills in different areas so that there is always a challenge.
Belting happens several times a year on specified weeks.

Attendance:  

Stickers are given for different attendance levels.
White – 1
Yellow – 5+
Blue – 10+
Green – 25+

 

Skill Belting:

Beginner Scratch Button (White)

Must have attended 5 Kids Code Madison clubs
Must show following skills:

  • log in to their Scratch Account,
  • find the Kids Code Madison studio,
  • share a project in the studio.

Must show one completed Kids Code Madison Sushi
Must test 3 skills from scratch cards

Intermediate Scratch Button (Yellow)

Must have beginner scratch button
Must have attended 10 Kids Code Madison clubs
Must show following skills:

Must show one completed Kids Code Madison Sushi with creative changes and/or interesting extensions
Must test 6 skills from the scratch cards

Advanced Scratch Button (Gold)

Must have intermediate scratch button
Must exemplify Kids Code motto and standards

  • Must present an original project that includes the following elements: looping, conditionals, variables, at least 30 seconds long and at 200 lines of code, 5 sprites and a backdrop.
  • Projects must be volunteer and peer reviewed and then changed or improved.

Must test 10 skills from the scratch cards

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