Programming with C# and XNA 0.5: Jump Start is an exciting and engaging 4-5 week mini-course and is an introduction to simulation and game programming using the C# language and XNA Game Studio for students who have fundamental programming experience. The lesson materials assume prior knowledge of fundamental concepts including types, variables, conditionals, loops, and arrays. Students with Java programming experience will be able to quickly and easily transition to C#.
The curriculum package contains a curriculum framework, lesson plans, demonstration projects, video tutorials, lab assignments, student activities, and assessment tools with keys and exemplars. Student-directed learning resources support independent learning, freeing teachers to focus on instruction and student assessment.