Calling all Middle/High Public School Teachers in the Pittsburgh region!

Learn how to incorporate game design and game-based learning in your classroom through the 2021-2022 G4C Student Challenge – a program and competition through which students create digital games about issues impacting their communities. The program is highly flexible and can be incorporated into existing curriculum run during school hours or taught as an after-school/extracurricular course.

The program is open to all middle/high school educators in the Pittsburgh region, including the Northern Panhandle of West Virginia (grades 6-12). All training will be provided during the two-day professional development; no prior experience with computer science or game design is required.

Benefits of Program Participation:
  • The program is highly flexible and keeps students engaged in work
  • It supports the development of important 21st-century/STEM skills – and opportunity for assessment of student growth
  • Builds civic engagement and addresses important real-world issues
  • Exposes students to career pathways and games industry professionals
  • Equips teachers with a powerful tool to engage and excite STEM learning
Participating Teachers will receive:
  • Two days of structured professional development training in how to teach impact game design (either virtual or in-person). Schools will be eligible for a stipend to help cover the cost of a substitute teacher during PD days
  • Free access to G4C’s Intro to Game Design Curriculum
  • Access to technical support for curriculum and game design tools (Scratch, etc.)
  • Opportunity for mentorship and class visits from professional game designers
  • Assessment data on students’ 21st-century skill development