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iTECH Academy (Magnet)

iTech Academy at Miami Springs SHS is a Magnet Schools of America National Award of Excellence program that uses video game and robotic design and development and art to deliver programming and computer science (CS) skills. By default, our program integrates science, technology, engineering, art, and math (STEAM). After over ten years of experience, I am convinced that video games, robots, and art are the natural and age appropriate vehicles to deliver CS and code.

At iTECH Academy, Miami Springs SHS, you will learn to code in C# using the Unity Game Engine. Unity is the ultimate game and simulation development platform used to build high quality 2D and 3D games and simulations for deployment across mobile, desktop, consoles and VR headsets.

You will learn to code JavaScript using Processing. Processing is a flexible software sketchbook for learning how to code within the context of the visual arts. Processing promotes software literacy and visual literacy within technology. Just like the Unity Game Engine, their are tens of thousands of students, artists, designers, researches, and hobbyist who use Processing for learning and prototyping.

You will learn to program in C using the VEX Robotics Design System. VEX is the leading provider of educational tools that inspire the problem solvers of tomorrow. The world faces an unprecedented need for new innovators, thinkers, and problem solving leaders. With VEX you will engage and immerse in STEAM through the excitement of building and programming robots.

You will learn to code in Python while solving mazes, defeating ogres, and leveling up using a live, multiplayer coding strategy video game.

If you want to learn to code, you will need to write a lot of code. It makes sense to make the experience fun, exciting and relevant. Their is no doubt, you will grow and mature prepared to merge with technology at iTECH Academy Miami Springs SHS.

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