Game development is a rapidly evolving field that exists in the intersection of storytelling and computer programming. Game designers shape and construct new gaming experiences and then bring them to life. Game development offers an opportunity to use creative thinking and practice problem solving, iteration, and the design process.
Our Game Workshop for Educators introduces the visual programming language Scratch as a platform for teaching beginner game development. Attendees will learn fundamental programming concepts in Scratch, how to create basic game mechanics, and how to teach these skills to youth.
During the workshop, you will receive:
- Technical training on software
- Sample game design prompts
- Ideas for a project pathway and progression
- Software guides and resources
- Educational resources, including a library of sample game mechanics
- After-school instructors
- Science center staff
- Classroom teachers
- Community organizers
- Educators familiar with making or who have attended our Making for Educators workshop