Summer Institute 2016

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Application & Registration for Summer Institute is now closed.

The Scalable Game Design Summer Institute is a program that brings technology and content (STEM, Language Arts, etc.) teachers from middle, high schools, and upper elementary classrooms together to learn how to use game design for computer science education and how to teach computational/critical thinking and problem solving and procedural literacy. Teachers, called Institute Scholars, receive training at 2 levels: Beginner for first time participants, and Intermediate for returning participants.


Beginner Scholars will learn 3D game design using a cloud-based tool, and how to teach the curriculum in classrooms, and receive an introduction to STEM applications during a 4-day workshop.
Returning Intermediate level Scholars explore the world of three-dimensional game design in a fast-paced 3-day workshop.


All teachers leave the Summer Institute with experience, confidence, and resources to teach students to design online 3D games when school starts in the fall.
Selected teachers will also be able to participate in research data collection, working with their students during the school year to contribute to a critical body of knowledge on how students respond to the use of game design in the classroom and what students actually learn during a classroom implementation.


Learn more about Scalable Game Design Summer Institutes.


DATES FOR THE 2016 SUMMER INSTITUTE @ the University of Colorado Boulder

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  • Beginner: Introduction to 3D Online Game Design, June 7 - 10
Beginner level is for Scholars new to Scalable Game Design, with school computers that can run the AgentCubes Online 3D software.


  • Intermediate 3D Online Game Design for Returning Scholars, June 9 - 11
Intermediate level is for Scholars with at least one year prior teaching experience with the project, having taught at least Frogger to students, has not taken 3D training at Summer Institute before, and with school computers that can run the AgentCubes Online 3D software.


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