Intro to Computer Science and Video Game Design
July 13 - July 30 (Session 3 - Irvine)
Monday - Thursday
Morning Class - 9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. (Grades 6 - 8)
Afternoon Class - 12:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. (Grades 8 - 10)
Introduction to Computer Science and Video Game Design introduces students to the wide world of computer science in a hands-on, fun, and interactive context. The course will focus on developing students' problem solving and programming abilities - while pushing students to creatively develop video games of their own designs. Students will learn to work collaboratively, and will have the opportunity to present their work to others - a great opportunity to enhance their public speaking abilities. This course will also challenge students to utilize their existing mathematics knowledge in order to create fully immersive games - making this an excellent choice for students who would like to develop their abilities further.
Steven Kahn is a mathematics and computer science teacher at Esperanza High School of Placentia-Yorba Linda Unified School District and has been teaching there for the past three years. He currently teaches three levels: Exploring Computer Science, AP Computer Science Principles, and AP Computer Science A (Intro to Java). Prior to his career in education, Steven earned his Bachelor's degree in Computer Science and worked as a software developer in addition to various roles in the information science and technology sector. As an educator, he strives to bring his diverse background of professional, industry, and educational experiences into the classroom; and to create classroom experiences which mirror real-world challenges, assignments, and expectations.