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Minecraft™ and 2D Modeling through Game Design: 4th-5th Grade: 8/7-8/11

Date:

Monday, August 7 - Friday, August 11, 2017


Schedule:

9:00 am - 3:00 pm


Location:

CCSU Main Campus, 1615 Stanley Street, New Britain, CT


Instructors:

Mike Cercone, William McDonough


Cost:

$350


Room:

TBD


Extra Fees:

Minecraft Account

Course Description

Audience: This program is for elementary students entering grade 4 through 5 in the Fall 2017.

 

In this program students will utilize a variety of Minecraft™ skills to customize and create their own legendary worlds!  Students will also use an inventory of blocks and various resources to literally “mine” and “craft” projects like a medieval village, landscape arenas, secret underground cities, pirate ships, high rise buildings, towers, bridges, castles, caves, roller coasters and entire amusement parks.  They will learn how to customize their own landscapes and explore the benefits and challenges of various biomes.

 

Projects can include the construction of a train system, roller coaster, and trapdoor/tunnel access allowing all players to tour and travel the entire environment for observation, work efficiency, and gameplay.

 

Students will work together and on their own and will learn teamwork, cooperation and sharing ideas.

 


Please note: This program is designed for students who are beginners or intermediate users of Minecraft™. Kids will be grouped based upon age and ability. Students are required to arrive with their own Minecraft™ account for a PC.  If your child does not have a Minecraft™ account, it can be purchased at Minecraft.net.  Once this account is purchased, students will have access to their account for use throughout the year. Students should bring in a USB flash drive on their last day to copy their project(s) onto the flash drive for use at home.

Instructor Information

Mike Cercone

Mike Cercone is a 2006 graduate of CCSU with a Degree in Technology Education.  In 2010, he graduated with a Master's of Science in Technology Education from CCSU.  Mike has been teaching at Masuk High School in Monroe CT for ten years.  He currently teaches five levels of Computer Aided Design and this year began teaching a new 3D modeling and 3D printing course. Mike is also an adjunct professor at Naugatuck Valley Community College.

William McDonough

William McDonough  is a graduate of the University of New Hampshire and has over 20 years teaching experience, working within the fields of mathematics and computer science. He currently teaches Programming, Robotics, Video Game design and IT  at Masuk High school in Monroe CT.  Mr. McDonough strives for every student to be given the chance to learn and grow through the fields of computer science.

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