E-Line Media, the company that helped bring the National STEM Video Game Challenge, MinecraftEdu, and Gamestar Mechanic to thousands of schools and out-of-school time organizations worldwide is a leading a hands-on session for STEM educators and mentors.
Help educators spark an interest in STEM learning among their students by tapping into their natural passion for playing and making video games
Introduce games as systems made up of components that work together to create a fun and challenging experience for the player
Show how the iterative design cycle supports the development of 21st century skills such as creativity, problem solving, critical thinking, and collaboration
Emphasize core digital literacies to help students better critique and appreciate the games they play and the online resources they use
*Please note that the same workshop will be presented twice — once from 10:15-12:00 and again from 1:15-3:00. Given that that is a hands-on workshop using provided laptops, participation will be limited to the first 20 attendees.