Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) middle and high school teachers* are invited to apply to participate in the Games for Change Student Challenge program, which includes professional development and teaching a game design course for students at your school.
The teacher application deadline is July 1, 2017.
This teacher training is part of a national game design program where students make digital games about real-world issues affecting their communities, hosted by nonprofit Games for Change (G4C) in partnership with the Annenberg Foundation and Annenberg Learner.
20 teachers will be selected. The professional development program includes:
Structured, in-depth professional development in game design and game-based learning, held at the Annenberg Space for Photography’s Skylight Studios in Century City on August 24 and 25, 2017
Run a game design curriculum at your school using the
Learn how to empower students to use the design process and make their own games
*Includes LAUSD approved or affiliated charter school teachers.
ABOUT THE STUDENT CHALLENGE
The G4C Student Challenge is a national program that builds teacher capacity in game-based learning, and invites students to design games about a social issue in their communities. Students are encouraged to enter their games into the challenge competition for the opportunity to win prizes and career development experiences.
TEACHER & SCHOOL INFORMATION
Teachers must be 6th to 12th grade teachers in the LAUSD. Experience in technology or game design is not a requirement. Applicants should demonstrate enthusiasm about learning new teaching methodologies and tools, and be able to attend two days of PD in August and commit at least two hours per week to run a game design course at your school (starting in September 2017).
Please discuss this opportunity with your principal, and review the technology, time and space requirements to ensure the students will be able to participate fully.