The Teacher: WILLIAM DORGAN
His experience in teaching incorporates not only one-on-one instruction but teaching groups of individuals in technical subjects. This experience has been extensive in computer software where he not only taught about technology but worked with customers to explain complicated technology in terms they could understand. This ability to explain complicated subjects at the comprehension level of the student allows Mr.Dorgan to tailor not only the content but the method of instruction as well. Nothing gives him more pleasure than seeing the spark of recognition in a student who now grasps a new concept or technique.
The Course: Students will learn to make their very own video game! In this afterschool class, they will be learning how to create levels, program game-play, and design worlds in Minecraft! Minecraft is a game about breaking and placing blocks. At first, people built structures to protect against nocturnal monsters, but as the game grew players worked together to create wonderful, imaginative things. It can also be about adventuring with friends or watching the sun rise over a blocky ocean.