Microsoft: Creative Coding through Games and Apps

Written on: 10/17/16

Have you heard of CCGA?

The Creative Coding through Games and Apps (CCGA) program developed by Microsoft is an amazing opportunity for students to use the Touch Develop software to work their way through 6, 9, 12, or 18 weeks of curriculum.

“The Creative Coding Through Games And Apps (CCGA) curriculum provides everything you need to deliver the course, including teacher prep materials, lesson plans, presentations, student assignments, homework, projects, and tests.” -Microsoft

With this curriculum being primarily written for secondary, and myself being a 5th grade teacher… I have worked closely with @BSmrstick to get an idea of how the curriculum would work on my classroom. We have completed just a few lesson thus far with moderate success, but 100% excitement. The adventures will continue.

Last Saturday, I attended our counties first CCGA event where elementary, middle, and high school educators eagerly learned about the Microsoft CCGA curriculum and how they can incorporate this into their classrooms. The participants had a great time learning from the students perspective completing online and “unplugged” activities, as well as, familiarizing themselves with the lessons, worksheets, and tests included.

I very much look forward to seeing how I can further implement this program into my classroom curriculum!

Want to learn more? Take a CCGA free online through the Microsoft Educator Community or look for a CCGA Academy training near you!

Let the journey continue…. 🙂

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