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Educator Institute Day Two

Agenda Writing Into the Day Examples of how other educators brought games into their contexts Writing Workshop: Planning Review goals for independent work Writing Into the Day Think about one of your favorite games and write on the following: Space Mechanics Goals Rules or rule sets Components If you weren’t able to join our meeting…Continue readingEducator Institute Day Two

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Institute for Educators

Educator Institute Day One

Agenda Project overview Icebreakers Writing Into the Day Play games produced last summer Gamestar Mechanic Episodes 1-3 Writing Out of the Day Writing Into the Day Think and write about the following: Games you play (or have played) and games you’ve played in the classroom What are the key differences and similarities between the two?…Continue readingEducator Institute Day One

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Young Video Game Designer Institute

Day Five: Author’s Chair

Today’s Discord Meetings 1:00PM to 3:00PM: Author’s Chair Use this morning to get your game finished and published to the Game Alley! During our Discord meeting, we’ll be taking turns showing off our completed products. As always, I will be on Discord all day, ready to help you with any questions or problems you might…Continue readingDay Five: Author’s Chair

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Welcome, K-12 Educators!

Welcome to the Game Design Institute for Educators! Over the next week, we’ll be exploring Gamestar Mechanic as a pathway to bring game design and STEM engineering to our classrooms, libraries, afterschool programs, and other educational spaces. I’d like to start off this week by introducing myself. My name is Cassie Carl, and I have…Continue readingWelcome, K-12 Educators!

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Young Video Game Designer Institute

Day Four: Designing a Game

Today’s Discord Meetings 12:00PM – 1:00PM: Circle Up 1:00PM – 2:00PM: Optional Office Hours Have questions? Struggling with someone? Just want to chat? I will be in the Discord video chat for this hour. Feel free to drop in! I will be available on Discord all day. If you need help, @Cassie to get my…Continue readingDay Four: Designing a Game

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Day Three: Balance & Design

Today’s Discord Meetings 12:00PM – 1:00PM: Circle Up 1:00PM – 2:00PM: Optional Office Hours Have questions? Struggling with someone? Just want to chat? I will be in the Discord video chat for this hour. Feel free to drop in! I will be available on Discord all day. If you need help, @Cassie to get my…Continue readingDay Three: Balance & Design

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Day Two: Core Design Elements

Today’s Discord Meetings 12:00PM – 1:00PM: Optional Office Hours Have questions? Struggling with something? Just want to chat? I will be in the Discord video chat for this hour. Feel free to drop in! 2:00PM – 3:00PM: Circle Up I will be available on Discord all day. If you need help, @Cassie to get my…Continue readingDay Two: Core Design Elements

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Young Video Game Designer Institute

Day One: Terms & Concepts

Today’s Discord Meetings 12:00PM – 1:00PM: Meet & Greet, Icebreakers 2:00PM – 3:00PM: Circle Up I will be available on Discord all day. If you need help, @Cassie to get my attention or ask your fellow game designers in the text chat! Your Goals Try to complete everything before our Circle Up meeting at 2PM!…Continue readingDay One: Terms & Concepts

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Young Video Game Designer Institute

Welcome, Game Designers!

Welcome to the Young Video Game Designer Institute! This camp is being offered for students entering grades 6, 7, and 8. Over the next week, we are going to be working with a program called Gamestar Mechanic to learn the fundamental elements of game design and create our own games that will be shared and…Continue readingWelcome, Game Designers!