Q&A: Robert Soza, Animation and Video Game Design

February is Career and Technical Education (CTE) Month. Comal ISD celebrates the value of CTE and the achievements and accomplishments of more than a dozen CTE programs currently being offered at middle schools as well as high schools.

 

Meet one of our CTE teachers, Robert Soza, who teaches Animation, Video Game Design and Cyber Security at Canyon Lake High School.

 

What makes Video Game Design a valuable field for students to consider for their future? 

The students enjoy playing video games. What better way to make a living than to do something that they enjoy doing. Also, video games are not going away anytime soon. Students also know the future job market will remain strong.

 

Why are CTE courses a great option for students?

CTE courses are a great option because many careers in CTE don’t require a 4-year degree from college. 

 

What’s the best lesson or skill you teach in your classes?

Creativity. The students get to create a video game/animation from scratch given a template. 

 

How do you make connections with your students?

I try to develop a positive teacher/student relationship early in the year. I want my students to feel comfortable in my class. When they feel comfortable, their creativity comes out. 

 

In your opinion, what is the best part of teaching?

The best part of teaching is when you have helped a student accomplish their goal or create something special. And, forming lasting relationships.