ABOUT THE CLASS – Video Game Design II
To be clear, Video Game Design II is a programming class. That means students will spend almost the entire semester, often more than two hours each week, writing code and learning how each line of code works. At times the process will be frustrating. At times the process will be exciting. But no one will be free to sit around and no one will be free to waste time.
Video Game Design II has been broken into four sections:
Learning Goal #6 – The HTML5 Canvas Element (4 Weeks)
Learning Goal #7 – 3JS Variable Manipulation (4 Weeks)
Learning Goal #8 – 3JS Interactive Environments (4 Weeks)
About the Instructor
Mr. Lucas has been designing creative and dynamic web content since 2002. He manages a small proprietary business called Keyword Seminole, where he builds websites and optimizes them for better search engine visibility. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in History & Political Science from Palm Beach Atlantic University as well as a Master of Science in Library & Information Studies from Florida State University.
His experience as an educator includes three years of teaching Math & Science to Fourth Graders at a Title I Elementary School in Palm Beach County, two years on various teaching assignments in Martin County, five years of training and facilitating instruction for new service employees at The Cheesecake Factory, and two years of presenting at leadership seminars hosted by Longwood University.
At Milwee Middle School, not only does Mr. Lucas teach Video Game Design, but he is also responsible for teaching Milwee Web Design, managing the school’s website, mentoring new teachers, and helping to advise the Yearbook Club. He joined Milwee in 2013.
In addition to the time he spends working for all the pre-engineering students at Milwee, Mr. Lucas is a Research Librarian at the University of Central Florida and a local author of historical non-fiction currently working on a second book. When he isn’t keeping himself busy with projects, he enjoys reading, traveling, and spending time with his wife of 15 years who works as a CPA/Analyst with Verizon Wireless.
Email: Jeremy_Lucas (at) scps.k12.fl.us