Video Game Design
New in the summer of 2014, our Game Programming & Design day camp is designed to introduce middle and high school students to computer programming and video game design. Computers are an incredible tool and the use of computers will continue to grow throughout the 21st century. Even if your student is not interested in a career as a computer programmer, learning to program will allow your student to think computationally, which in turn can lead to better performance across all disciplines.
Our Game Programming & Design Camp introduces students to the world of programming and lays the groundwork for the students to move on to increasing complex programming projects.
Session topics and activities include:
- Principles of Programming
- Introduction to Animation
- Creating a Video Game
- Introduction to MIT's Scratch Programming Language
- Introduction to Event Driven and Imperative Programming
The camp goals are to provide students with information regarding:
- Computational Thinking
- Video Game Design
- The academic skills necessary to succeed