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Girls Learning Code Day 2018: Collaborative Game Production (For ages 8-13...

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140 Columbia St W

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Waterloo, ON N2L 3K8

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Girls Learning Code Day. Collaborative Game Production.

In Partnership With: Scotiabank and XDS


Technology is a powerful tool that can be used to change the world!


In this collaborative experience, learners work together to build a video game that addresses a social or environmental issue and works towards change. Learners will explore the game industry by experiencing what it’s like to work on different project teams, within a variety roles. As a group, we will track through the game development process together - from pre-production to post.


After brainstorming a game idea and creating a collective Game Design Document (GDD), learners will work to complete assignments using a variety of tools, programs, and languages. Each learner will explore 2 of 3 game production elements, including game-building, audio, and/or artworks creation.


At the end of the experience, learners will share their individual projects to reveal a series of video game levels that they can share with family and friends. They’ll also leave with a better understanding of how their favourite games came to be, and how they can incorporate coding into their existing interests and skills.


Learning Outcomes

  • Use technology to create positive change

  • Better explain the game development process

  • Apply personal interests and skills within the game industry

  • Work with a team to find creative solutions to problems

  • Create a collaborative video game in Scratch

  • Use the tools, languages, and programs learned to KEEP CODING!


Who is this for?

This workshop is for girls ages 8-13. Our workshops are designed to give learning experiences that are fun, engaging, empowering and inspirational. Through hands-on, collaborative, project-based learning, kids end the workshop having built something. This workshop experience is designed to help kids see technology in a whole new light – as a medium for self-expression, and as a means for changing the world.


Prerequisites:

None! Our workshops are designed for absolute beginners!


What's Included:


4:1 student-to-mentor ratio with an awesome lead instructor. Great venue with a fun, social and inclusive learning environment.




Requirements:


You must bring your own laptop for which you have administrative permission. Please remember to bring your own powercord. A mouse can come in handy too! You may be required to download some free software. After you sign up we will email detailed instructions. Learners must bring their own nut-free snacks, plus a waterbottle!



Note: If you do not have a laptop to use during the duration of the workshop, we have a limited quantity that we can loan out. The option to borrow a laptop will be included in your order form when registering.





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