HP Catalyst Academy: Game Design for Learning
At the Learning Games Network, we’re committed to helping educators use games and game design for learning. We believe play is how we learn best, and are exploring ways to make that a reality in today’s educational institutions.
As part of the HP Catalyst Academy, an innovative new professional development resource, we are excited to offer you a chance to experience first hand the Game Design Tool Kit, an innovative and free online resource to help integrate game design across the curriculum. In small teams of three to five colleagues, you will have the opportunity to collaborate through the instructional framework you will ultimately adapt and customize for your own classroom implementations.
The mini-course is comprised of four main activities that map directly to the components of the Game Design Tool Kit:
Teachers will establish common gaming vocabulary and start the research process.
Teams brainstorm their creative concept and begin early documentation.
Participants will build a paper prototype and sample art/audio asset development.
Teachers will organize play tests with their peers and consider a final concept “pitch.”
Get Started Today!
Step 1: Teachers interested in taking this course should recruit three to five colleagues with whom they can collaborate over a minimum of 10-15 hours. Portions of the activities may be completed individually but we encourage teachers to work in small teams to challenge themselves and each other. Collaboration will also help teachers explore models for working with and managing student teams in the classroom.
Step 2: Register for the HP Catalyst Academy.
Step 3: Proceed to the INTRODUCTION!