SGD related Presentations
Scalable Game Design Summer Institute 2016
June 7 - June 11 in Boulder, Colorado
The 2016 Summer Institute Research Participant application is now open. This is a great opportunity to join your peers and the Scalable Game Design team in lovely Boulder, CO for the latest in curriculum, classroom project management, and technical developments in 3D game design instruction. Develop and practice your skills teaching computational thinking and algorithmic problem solving with the tools that are proven to succeed. Teachers in the USA who would like to receive free Professional Development in the use of the AgentCubes Online 3D game design curriculum are invited to apply.
Introducing our Computational Thinking Foundation & Chic@s Code - winners of a Google Rise Partnership award!
Thanks to the 2015 Google RISE Partnership awarded to Scalable Game Design Mexico: Chic@s Code, girls in middle schools in the state of Nuevo Leon, Mexico learned computational thinking through Game Design. Chic@s Code provides hands-on computer programming and computational thinking activities to students and teachers with AgentCubes and our new REACT software prototype, engaging and motivating them and opening up a new range of possibilities for students to pursue in education and as careers. In addition, this project brings awareness to parents, local and regional communities that a future in technology is not only available to their girls, but achievable!
Chic@s Code introduces game design to more than 3,500 middle school students, including 1,700 girls. The partnership provides computer science education through the proven Scalable Game Design curriculum. Chic@s Code will also produce Spanish language SGD curriculum for use in Spanish-speaking areas all over the U.S. Chic@s Code is a partnership of the Scalable Game Design (SGD) Project at the University of Colorado, the Computational Thinking Foundation, Tecnológico de Monterrey, the Instituto Innovación Transferencia Tecnología, Secretaria de Educación de Nuevo León, and the Shodor Education Foundation.
The Atlantic's Technologies in Education Forum
Discussion - Stand and Deliver: The Role Teachers Will Play in Game-Based Learning