Summer Institute 2011

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The Summer Institute 2011 is a program that brings students from community colleges, tribal colleges and technology and content (STEM, Language Arts) teachers from elementary, middle, and high schools together to learn about how to use game design for computer science education and other disciplines (e.g. Math and Science). This is the last Summer Institute of the Scalable Game Design project.

This year, the new participants (both teachers and students) will be brought up to speed in the first week of the Institute. Then the old participants will join the group for the second week to expand their knowledge of Scalable Game Design and learn about the future of the project. In the last couple of years, teachers were asked to teach (and CC students to support) various modules, such as a Frogger module to serve mainly as a motivation to get middle school students interested in computer science and game design, advanced game design (such as Sokoban, Pacman and Space Invaders), and computational science (building scientific simulations and using them to collect and analyze data).

Dates & schedules for this year's Summer Institute:

  • Week 1: New Students & New Teachers (May 31, 2011 to June 4, 2011)
  • Week 2: Returning Participants join new ones (June 6, 2010 to June 10, 2011)

Grading Guidelines

Since participants are getting credit for the Summer Institute class, they are required to submit assignments for grading. The grading criteria are as follows:



Summer Institute 2011 participants

Summer Institute 2011 group.jpg

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