David Crockett High School

Computer Science/Game Design

Crockett High School Computer Science ProgramStudents learn the foundations of prototyping and coding and master computer science concepts such as variables, functions and comments. They will practice basic digital literacy skills using JavaScript and Python programming languages and learn how to participate in a blended-learning CS class. Many of the projects students work on include game concepts and design, web design using HTML and CSS (to display their games), 3D game design using the Unity platform and game design and coding for mobile devices. As an added bonus, students acquire and practice skills to properly present their games in front of an audience and learn to work in teams to produce a final product and pitch to investors. Select students enter their games into the National Globey Awards at the end of the year and compete with students around the world for top prizes.

 

Roger Morgan - Computer Science InstructorRoger Morgan, instructor

ph. 512.841.1754

email: roger.morgan@austinisd.org

 

 

Mr. Morgan's IT Principles class hosts Globaloria founder, Idit Harel and guests in February (below).

 Mr. Morgan hosts Globaloria founder and guests

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mr. Morgan hosts Globaloria founder and guests


 Newsworthy:

Crockett Entrepreneurship program featured in latest Inc. Magazine

Crockett Computer Science students participate in annual Tech Crawl in Austin

4 Crockett students selected to participate in 2016-17 ChickTech Program at Google

Crockett junior wins first place at 2016 National Globey Awards for Game Design


 

About your instructor:

My educational focus in high school was Electronics Vocation. I earned a bachelor's degree in English from The University of Texas at Austin but also attended the following colleges: Tulsa Community College, San Antonio College, Austin Community College, UTSA and Huston-Tillotson. My main focus of study is English but I also have a large degree of course work in History and Computer Science. I have also studied Special Education at Huston-Tillotson.

 Mr. Morgan touring Rome in 2009I have been a professional teacher at AISD since 2006 with Crockett High School, Garza Independence High School and Albert S. Johnston High School teaching Special Education, English 1 pre-AP, English 2, English 3, English 4, Reading Applications, Web Design, Digital Graphics and Commercial Photography. Last year I facilitated the Computer Science and Video Game Design classes and this year I'm excited to also be involved in the groundbreaking new Entrepreneurship Program as well as the Computer Science, Computer Programming and Video Game Design classes again. This year's program will expand to include 3D and mobile gaming applications.

My personal interests include travelling, photography, computer programming and web design, as well as Longhorns football and San Antonio Spurs basketball. I love to play guitar and, as a young man, I taught guitar lessons professionally.

This will be my third year at Crockett High School and I'm looking forward to yet another successful year with my Cougar family!