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Intro to Python: Game Design

Date: July 6 - 10, 2020

Time: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Age: Rising 5th - 9th Grades

Gender: Coed

Location: Keim Center Computer Lab

Cost: $250

Program Description: One does not accomplish compelling world building in one day. Campers will forge their own side scroller using the Pygame Zero library. Utilizing the design thinking process, campers will learn about animation, create custom sprites, and learn fundamental programming concepts. No coding experience necessary! The instructor will differentiate for more experienced coders via a series of challenges through which campers can level up their programming  and algorithmic thinking skills.

What do I need to bring? Water Bottle.

Instructor: Anna Lawrence joined the Ravenscroft faculty as an U/S Computer Science instructor in 2018, she is a true computer science unicorn! She has experience as both an IT consultant and a full-time CS faculty member. Her educational philosophy focuses on design as play, harnessing students' passions to foster curiosity, and cultivating a classroom where each student feels valued and understood. She designs innovative, project based curriculums that empower students from diverse backgrounds to discover the beauty and utility of computer science.

Anna has taught Web page design, Intro CS, Honors CS, AP CS and CSP. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics from NCSU, a Master of Divinity from Duke Divinity School and has attended Columbia University's Klingenstein Institute for Early Career Teachers. During her tenure as a boarding school teacher, she headed a dormitory and directed a school-wide community service program. She is pursuing graduate level work in computer science, and in her free time, she experiments in her workshop with 3D printing, mold making, costuming, electronics, glass etching and game design.


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