Workshop: Interactive Games for Educators

Interactive Game Design is a rapidly developing field that exists in the intersection of physical components and computer programming, where designers shape and construct new methods of gaming. In this workshop, educators will learn how to program basic game mechanics that integrate physical components.

Imagine constructing the next groundbreaking interactive experience such as Dance Dance Revolution or the Nintendo Wii. Youth will be able to unleash their creative potential to construct a gaming experience that will prime them for a game design pathway while practicing problem solving, iteration, and the design process.

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After the workshop, you will be able to:

  • Plan out key components of a game such as level design
  • Understand the logic and structure of game mechanics
  • Program game mechanics in Scratch
  • Plan out key components of a game such as level design
  • Understand the workflow for creating games that integrate hardware and software
  • Address common coding issues

During the workshop, you will receive:

  • An Interactive Games Starter Kit
  • Technical training on software and hardware
  • Sample game design prompts
  • Ideas for a project pathway/progression
  • Hardware and software guides and resources
  • Educational resources, including a library of sample game mechanics

Kit Contents – Interactive Games Starter Kit (a $300 value)

  • Multiple Makey Makeys
  • Crafting and construction supplies for the Makey Makeys
  • Additional alligator clips and jumper wires
  • Access to digital resources such as game mechanics tutorials, game examples, and pixel art assets
  • 6-month subscription to online Interactive Game Design for Educators Knowledge Port

Target Audiences:

  • After-school instructors
  • Science center staff
  • Librarians
  • Classroom teachers
  • Community organizers
  • Educators familiar with making or who have attended our Making for Educators workshop

 

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