Announcements of Upcoming Workshops
- June 12th to June 14th, 2018
- Bollman Technical Education Center, Adams 12 Five-Star Schools, Thornton, CO
Thanks to support from Google's CS4HS initiative, experienced Scalable Game Design teachers will learn how to engage and motivate students even more through intermediate and advanced Scalable Game Design activities. Going beyond coding and instructional games, teachers will explore build-your-own games and simulations, innovative and novel methods of teaching, ways to nurture student leadership in the classroom, and improve the computational thinking and problem solving and procedural abilities of all students. Pre-requisite to attend this free professional development training is at least one prior school year of research data collection participation with Scalable Game Design using AgentCubes Online.
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Announcements of Past Workshops
Applications are now closed for the Scalable Game Design Summer Institute occurring June 6 to June 10 at the University of Colorado Boulder. In addition to the Beginner 3D Game Design workshop, Intermediate and Advanced returning Scholars will learn exciting new content such as advanced game design, simulation design, best-practices in classroom management, computational thinking applied to programming and beyond, math simulation building, arts-based game design, and other topics using the AgentCubes Online 3D computational thinking tool. Research participants apply now, and non-research participants can apply in April as paid attendees.
You are asked to read through quite a bit of material before completing the application form. We are using an Early Access software tool that requires hardware that can run it, and teachers who can manage it.
Get ready for an exciting summer Professional Development workshop - .
See what the 2016 Summer Institute was like HERE.
Full House for the 2016 Summer Institute
June 7 - June 11, 2016
The 2016 Summer Institute Research Participant application process has closed. We have a strong cohort of new and returning teachers who will receive free Professional Development in the use of the AgentCubes Online 3D game design curriculum and contribute computer science education data. We also welcome non-research Scholars coming to learn Scalable Game Design to use with students, helping us deliver our promise to NSF to move toward sustainability. Welcome 2016 Summer Institute Scholars!
Want to know more about how Research Scholars were selected this year? You can read through the Research Participant Application Process pages.
Scalable Game Design Wyoming/Google CS4HS Professional Development
August 12 - 15, 2015
Western Wyoming Community College
Thanks to support from Google's CS4HS initiative, 15 Wyoming middle school and high school teachers will begin building a community of student learners to move toward taking and completing the new Advanced Placement Computer Science Principles course. Teachers will learn how to engage and motivate students through Scalable Game Design activities, and going beyond coding into computational thinking. Middle school teachers will work with their feeder high school teachers to nurture and encourage students to stay involved with computer science and programming, and support students to succeed when the AP CSP course is made available. The Wyoming teachers will part of a Scalable Game Design CS4HS professional Community of Practice that extends into Colorado and New Mexico.
Apply to the 2015 Summer Institute
June 8 - June 13, 2015
University of Colorado at Boulder ATLAS Center