Shaping Young Minds
Originally, I was going to teach Video Game Creation, a class geared towards simple two dimensional game design. However, due to some last minute changes in the staff a mere 5 days before heading to DC, I wound up teaching Programming & Robotics. I was a little worried at first, since I had to learn a whole new curriculum a few days before camp began. Fortunately, it was really just teaching the basics of computer programming (using Java and easyC) and other topics that any computer science major should have a firm grasp over.
While it was quite exhausting, it was also very rewarding. When we'd get to the end of each week, my students' parents would come in to see the projects. The smiles on the kids' faces and the proudness in their parents' eyes gave me a great sense of fullfillment. Additionally, being the lead instructor put my leadership and communication skills to the test - whether it was teaching the kids or working with the camp staff. To boot, the camp staff was amazing and a blast to be around.
Building the robots with my class