Creativity in Curriculum through Video Game Design

Pequea Valley SD – Jan 18, 2020

Class Overview

Course Code: T&L 2900, Creativity in Curriculum through Video Game Design

Join PD Campus for this course to inspire creativity in a way you have never experienced.  This course will help you engage your students in a learning atmosphere different from any other class.  This course is designed to inspire educators and students to create for authentic audiences. In this course, you will learn how to utilize video game design through Bloxels. From unboxing your kit and setting up your learning hub to designing games to challenge students’ problem-solving abilities, and finally creating projects for students to take control of their own learning.

 

Receive a Bloxels 5-Pack and Classroom Set of Student Licenses included with Registration

 

There are so many avenues of technology for teachers to integrate into learning.  Bloxels is an application that appears overwhelming, but the integration is seamless.  Yes, you and your students will be building video games, but it is so much more than that. When you remove the coding element of video games, you are left with storytelling.  Learn to leverage Bloxels to create authentic integration into all core content subjects. Retell major historical events, place the character inside a cell for exploration, bring a creative narrative to life, solve complex math problems or just design for plain fun.  Regardless of your instructional goals, Bloxles provides the ability to enhance any unit and any project. In this course, you will learn how to create games, characters, backgrounds, and animations while being fully-immersed in standards-aligned activities and projects.

Learning Goals

  • Explore the design functions of Bloxels video game builder
  • Collaborate and create video games integrating into curriculum standards
  • Design and animate characters to enhance curriculum in all core content subjects
  • Retell major historical moments through creative storytelling
  • Navigate characters through scientific experiments
  • Integrate authentic math problem solving into video games
  • Empower students to focus on the storytelling aspects of a video game

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Course Cost

$1549

Class Location

Pequea Valley SD
Salisbury Elementary 422 School Lane Gap, PA

Date and Time

  • Jan 18, 2020
  • Feb 08, 2020
  • (08:00 am - 03:00 pm)
  • (08:00 am - 03:00 pm)

Notes

There will be (2) Face to Face classes held at Salisbury Elementary School on Saturdays. The remaining work will be completed online. We will provide a class pack of Bloxels in this course - yours to keep!

Through our partnership with the University of North Dakota, we offer 3 graduate-level professional development credits for all of our courses. Upon courses completion, participants will receive an official University Transcript. Courses are also available in Non-credit version where participants can receive credit hours to submit for Act 48.