Winburn Middle School asked me to give a presentation on using Java to modify (or “mod”) Minecraft as part of their after-school STEM academy in Lexington, Kentucky, USA.

Audience: Children ages 7 to 13 years (and their parents)

The original curriculum is from the Intro to JavaScript Through Minecraft course I developed and facilitated for Velocity Indiana (Jeffersonville, IN and Louisville, KY, 2013-2014). With this course, we encouraged middle school students to pursue future careers in STE(A)M (Science, Technology, Education, Art, and Mathematics) by showing them how they can use their existing interests in those areas to form career paths. We also encouraged students to learn to code so that they could develop custom modifications (“mods”) to their favorite video games, such as Minecraft.

Slide Deck

You can view my original curriculum here: Click to Read