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YouthSpark School Field Trips

Bring your class to the Microsoft store for a free YouthSpark Field Trip, where students will get hands-on as they learn to code and design games.

Free YouthSpark School Field Trips

For Grades 3-8, choose the session that best fits your students or connect with a Community Development Specialist at your local store to discuss how to best suit your group.

Kodu: Learning to Code

Kids new to coding and game design will learn the basics using Kodu and Surface Pro 3! In this workshop for beginners, participants are introduced to the Kodu Game Lab community. They discover fun coding examples, and learn how to code using a physical game comparable to Simon Says.

Kodu: Building Worlds & Moving Character

Students will learn the ins and outs of coding as they have fun creating commands, building environments, and sharing their cool creations with others. Participants will try out a Scavenger Hunt in the Microsoft Store; then build their own world in Kodu as they create a landscape, and add characters

Try Out TouchDevelop

In this foundational session, students will explore the TouchDevelop website which offers fun tutorials to create games and apps on mobile, tablet and PC. Participants will search for popular apps, participate in a Scavenger Hunt or learn to code by drawing with the TouchDevelop turtle. Students loo

Project Spark: Pallet Props & Character

Give your students an opportunity to learn game design and coding through Project Spark, an online tool that allows users to build and play their own worlds, stories, and games using Surface Pro 3 or a Windows PC. Students will create their own Warrior Arena, populate it with two or three warriors,

Contact your nearest Microsoft Store to register

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Pacific Centre

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Metropolis at Metrotown

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Chinook Centre

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West Edmonton Mall

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Square One Shopping Centre

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Toronto Eaton Centre

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Yorkdale Shopping Centre

3401 Dufferin Street Toronto, ON M6A 3A1 (647) 777-4580