I started teaching part-time at the College of San Mateo for the Multimedia Department in the Fall of 2000 following my graduation from the Multimedia program the previous Spring. I had previous experience teaching Flash for Learn iT! during the two years previous and CSM’s Flash teacher had departed so there was an opening. It was a great fit as I helped assist in the class during the Spring semester and they knew I could do the job.
At the time, there wasn’t a single great book to teach a class from, so I put together a suggested reading list and started writing my own curriculum. Some weeks I was only slightly ahead of my class preparing their material.
I went on this way for years, regular updates to the ActionScript programming language kept me on my toes. Eventually, I ended up finding a book by Rich Schupe that was pretty close to what I had been teaching.
Learning ActionScript 3.0: A Beginner’s Guide by Rich Shupe https://www.amazon.com/dp/144939017X/ref=cm_sw_r_tw_dp_U_x_ypnLAbWY2SY35
If you’d like to see one of my lessons, I have an album here: