Coding in the Classroom

Scaleable Game Design Professional Development

Critical Thinking and Problem Solving with Game Design and Simulation

The course Critical Thinking and Problem Solving with Game Design and Simulations is 6 weeks and offered in an online or blended model. During the course you will create a minimum of two video games to be submitted to the Scalable Game Design Arcade. After completion of the course, you will implement Scalable Game Design in the classroom or after school club and upload a minimum of one game to the arcade. Once the games are uploaded by you and your students, the project will be considered complete and the stipend awarded.


The appropriate grade levels for the opportunity would be grades 3-12.


We are looking at pursing the blended learning course format where a trainer will come on-site for three of the six weeks (if we have 10 participants). eMINTS is excited to provide the "oDreams: Coding in the Classroom" opportunity in conjunction with the University of Colorado-Boulder.


If you choose to participate in the research study, this opportunity includes a $200.00 research stipend and a one year complimentary subscription of AgentSheets software, provided by AgentSheets, Inc. Stipends will be paid upon completion of the project and submission of games. If you choose to continue to participate in the research project, your registration for AgentSheets will remain free and active. Graduate credit of two hours is available for $100 per credit hour (UMKC) and $125 per credit hour (UMSL).


I have mentioned this to several people who have expressed their excitement. This coding in the classroom opportunity initially provides the training for you, the teacher, and to then in turn share the fun with the students of Neosho. There are many options for coding instruction and this appears to provide the foundation for those skills. This SMORE flyer is designed to share some basic information and for you to show your interest in this 6 week commitment. Once interest is identified, we will meet and determine the best time to begin this PD opportunity.


IF YOU ARE INTERESTED, PLEASE COMPLETE THE CODING IN THE CLASSROOM INTEREST SURVEY (LOCATED DIRECTLY UNDER THIS PARAGRAPH) BY MAY 8TH. I am excited about the opportunity to bring this option to the Neosho School District.

Google RISE Awards: Scalable Game Design