Sat, 12 May 2018
1:00 PM – 5:00 PM EDT
Technology is a powerful tool that can be used to change the world!
In this collaborative experience, learners work together to build a video game that addresses a social or environmental issue and works towards change. Learners will explore the game industry by experiencing what it’s like to work on different project teams, within a variety roles. As a group, we will track through the game development process together – from pre-production to post.
After brainstorming a game idea and creating a collective Game Design Document (GDD), learners will work to complete assignments using a variety of tools, programs, and languages. Each learner will explore 2 of 3 game production elements, including game-building, audio, and/or artworks creation.
At the end of the experience, learners will share their individual projects to reveal a series of video game levels that they can share with family and friends. They’ll also leave with a better understanding of how their favourite games came to be, and how they can incorporate coding into their existing interests and skills.
- Use technology to create positive change
- Better explain the game development process
- Apply personal interests and skills within the game industry
- Work with a team to find creative solutions to problems
- Create a collaborative video game in Scratch
- Use the tools, languages, and programs learned to KEEP CODING!
Who is this for?
This workshop is for girls ages 8-13. Our workshops are designed to give learning experiences that are fun, engaging, empowering and inspirational. Through hands-on, collaborative, project-based learning, kids end the workshop having built something. This workshop experience is designed to help kids see technology in a whole new light – as a medium for self-expression, and as a means for changing the world.
None! Our workshops are designed for absolute beginners!