Computer programming

6 December 2017.  Mark Leisher volunteers his time and expertise to teach computer programming to students.  He has two groups of students, grades 3-5 and grades 6-8.  He teaches each group for two consecutive class periods each week.  The younger students are currently programming in Scratch, now working with the library of shapes to create complex shapes.  The older students finished programming a game and are adding a high score tally.

Computer programming

LCA parent Mark Leisher volunteered to teach Java and JavaScript programming, beginning in the 2015-16 academic year.  The class, for students in grade 5 and in middle school, meets twice weekly in the big gallery room with our cluster of desktop computers, which are supplemented by 4 laptops.  Students learn to set up their programming environment, how to edit with the powerful Emacs editor, and how to use the intricate and demanding syntaxes of both languages, making Web apps.  Mark draws on his decades of experience in IT, most recently at NMSU in the Department of Mathematical Sciences and now in the College of Business.