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*[[Media:Scalable_Game_Design_teacher_training.pdf|Why Teachers Benefit From Learning How to Teach Scalable Game Design]]  
 
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*[[Teacher application|How to Apply to the Summer Institute]] if you are interested in participating  
 
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*[[Media:2012-2013_Teacher_Consent_Form.PDF|Teacher Consent Form]]: once you are accepted into the program, you need to sign a consent form for participating in the research
 
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Revision as of 16:48, 2 April 2013

The Scalable Game Design project supports teachers through a grant by the National Science Foundation.


Teachers will learn

  • how to teach computer science and/or computational thinking and critical thinking skills through Scalable Game Design
  • how to guide students in designing and building games and STEM simulations
  • how to work with computational thinking patterns
  • how game design maps to the ISTE standards and other content area standards
  • how to use the AgentSheets and/or AgentCubes software


Teachers will receive

  • training on the highly successful Scalable Game Design curriculum
  • up to 2 University of Colorado (Boulder) continuing education credits
  • free personal AgentSheets and AgentCubes software for as long as participation continues
  • free school AgentSheets and AgentCubes software for as long as participation continues
  • a stipend upon completing all steps of classroom research data-collection implementations
  • support from research team, including lesson plans and other teaching material


Teachers will have to

  • attend the Summer Institute at the University of Colorado in Boulder for 1 to 5 days: 
    • 2013 Dates: June 10 - 15 offered in three levels of instruction: beginner, intermediate, and advanced
      • June 10 - 12: Beginner for those attending Summer Institute for the first time, or are new to SGD.
        • Goal: 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.
      • June 13 - 14: Intermediate for those attending Summer Institute for the first time, or are new to SGD.
        • Goal: 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.
      • June 15: Advanced for experienced SGD teachers who have completed at least two classroom implementations and have designed at least one simulation or by research team approval.
        • Goal: learn to program games and simulations using AgentCubes 3-D game design software and how to teach students in the classroom.


  • teach students using curriculum materials developed by the research team and evaluated and evolved by other teachers, e.g.
    • a one to four week motivational game-design module
  • administer online motivational questionnaires and computational thinking surveys to students
  • help students upload their games and simulations to the Scalable Game Design Arcade
  • turn in all necessary forms


Teachers are encouraged to

  • contribute to Game Wiki by improving existing teaching material and submitting new ones
  • contribute to Game Facebook and Edmodo wall by posting comments, ideas, photos


Forms


Implementation Guidelines


Past Institute Dates

  • Summer 2009 workshop was scheduled for June 8-12, 2009
  • Summer 2010 workshop was scheduled for June 1-11, 2010 for new participants and June 7-11 for already participating teachers
  • Summer 2011 workshop was scheduled for May 31-June 10, 2011 for new participants and June 6-10 for already participating teachers
  • Summer 2012 workshop was scheduled for June 4 - 10, 2012. See details in the next section.


Details for Summer Institute 2012

Summer Institute 2012 Schedule

Details for Summer Institute 2011

Week 1: May 31 to June 3: new teachers
Week 2: June 6 to June 10: new + already participating teachers


Details for Summer Institute 2010


Details for Summer Institute 2009


Past Teaching Options