2013 Teacher Application

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Now Accepting Applications for the 2013 Scalable Game Design Summer Institute

Due to popular demand and funding and space limits, seats are very limited for the 2013 Summer Institute. See a 9NEWs movie about the Summer Institute


Please read the following before completing the online application form:


You may also want to read the one page summary of the Scalable Game Design project's mission, theory, strategy, and results-to-date.


You will be asked to apply for one of the four options below.


Summer Institute Registration Options
Mon 6/10 Tue  6/11 Wed  6/12 Thu  6/13 Fri  6/14 Sat  6/15
New Participants:                  Beginner
X X X
New Participants:   Advanced Beginner X X X X X
Returning Participants:     Intermediate X X
Returning Participants:        Advanced X


New Participants:  June 10 - 12      8:30 - 5:30  Daily

  • Introduction to Game Design :  learn to program games using AgentSheets software and how to teach students in the classroom.  Covers trouble shooting, pedagogy, research data collection, current educational standards, skills sharing and networking

    • Requirement:  First time participants only, must bring laptop (or rent one from CU Boulder by prior arrangement) with at least Windows 7 Home Premium or any Mac. Netbooks are not sufficient to run the software.


New Participants (by approval only):  June 10 - 14     8:30 - 5:30 Daily

  • Intro to Game Design & Simulation Design and Application in STEM
    • Requirement:  First time participants at a high level and experience of computer usage and/or game design, by approval of the research team. Warning: this option requires first time participants to have a strong grasp of computational thinking, some programming experience (using any software), and ability to learn and assimilate simulation information quickly.
      • After mastering AgentSheets game design, learn how to create and teach basic computational science models/simulations in STEM subjects (E.G. the spread of a virus, the problem with forest fires) using AgentSheets and Excel. Must bring laptop (or rent one from CU Boulder by prior arrangement) with at least Windows 7 Home Premium or any Mac. Netbooks are not sufficient to run the software.


Returning Participants:  June 13 - 14     8:30 - 5:30 Daily

  • Simulation Design and Applications in STEM
    • Requirement:  RETURNING PARTICIPANTS ONLY (or by approval of the research team), must bring laptop (or rent one from CU Boulder by prior arrangement) with at least Windows 7 Home Premium or any Mac. Netbooks are not sufficient to run the software.
      • Learn how to create and teach basic computational science models/simulations in STEM subjects (E.G. the spread of a virus, the problem with forest fires) using AgentSheets and Excel.


Returning Participants:  June 15   8:30 - 5:30

  • Advanced 3D Game Design
    • Requirement:  At least 2 separate classroom implementations for data collection using AgentSheets, with creating computational science models using AgentSheets preferred.  RETURNING PARTICIPANTS ONLY.  This is an extremely fast-paced one-day workshop for those thoroughly familiar with AgentSheets software and all levels of game (and simulation design preferred) used in Scalable Game Design project. Must bring laptop (or rent one from CU Boulder by prior arrangement) with at least Windows 7 Home Premium or Mac OC 10.6 to run AgentCubes software.
      • Learn how to create 3D shapes and worlds, and program them using AgentCubes.


Application to the 2013 Summer Institute

Apply now to the 2013 Summer Institute.

Submitting an application does not guarantee acceptance into the 2013 Scalable Game Design Summer Institute at the University of Colorado, Boulder.

Spaces are limited.

We will accept as many participants as funding allows and apologize if not all applicants receive a space in the program.


See what students are saying about the program:

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If you have questions


If you have questions about the 2013 Summer Institute, please contact Yasko Endo (yasko.endo@colorado.edu).

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