ATLANTA

CALL FOR TEACHERS! APPLY TO RECEIVE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT IN IMPACT GAME DESIGN AND JOIN THE G4C STUDENT CHALLENGE

Educators in Atlanta and the greater metro area who teach grades 6-12 in public schools can now apply to participate in the 2019-2020 Student Challenge teacher cohort!  All educators must complete the following application form to be considered for the program:  ATL19_TeacherApp (Deadline: August 30th)

  • NEW EDUCATORS 
    • 20-30 new educators will be selected to join the 2019-2020 cohort 
    • Accepted educators will receive 2 days of professional development in how to teach game design and integrate an Impact Game Design curriculum into their classes. (PD to take place in September 2019)
  • RETURNING EDUCATORS
    • All past cohort educators will be automatically accepted into this year’s program (please complete the application form to re-join the cohort)
    • Returning educators will be asked to join a half day of PD (Sept. 2019)

CHALLENGE TIMELINE

JULY 2019

TEACHER APPLICATIONS OPEN

Teachers apply to join the year-long program.

AUGUST 2019

Selection of Teachers

Teacher applications are vetted; new teachers are accepted into program and returning teachers rejoin.

SEPTEMBER 2019

Challenge Launch

Teachers are trained during 2 days of professional development; game courses launch in schools.

January 2020

Teacher Meet-Up

Educators receive additional training and prep for the competition.

February 2020

Competition Launch

Competition opens for submissions; students have two months to submit their games.

April 2020

Competition Deadline & Jury Evaluation

Submission portal closes; games are evaluated by industry professionals.

June 2020

Awards Ceremony & Prizes

Student finalists showcase their games and winners are revealed at a culminating Awards Ceremony.

ATLANTA PARTNERS

ANCHOR PARTNER
STEM@GTRI
CEISMC
PROGRAM PARTNERS
GENERAL MOTORS

ADDITIONAL STUDENT COURSES & OPPORTUNITIES IN ATLANTA

CoderDojo (McDonough) – Free, open and local programming clubs for young people 

CEISMC K.I.D.S. Club – Georgia Tech’s program designed for kids in 2nd through 5th grade who are interested in discovering and learning more about science, technology, engineering, arts and math

Engineering For Kids – Introducing students in grades 6-8 to the fun aspects of science, technology, engineering, art and math

Start Code – In these weekly classes and summer camps, students learn how to code and create with digital tools through projects and team activities

Youth Atlanta STEM Academy – Year-round STEM program in Metro Atlanta

Tech Talent South – Coding bootcamp dedicated to fostering talent in technology and evolving the southeast’s high-tech hubs

INTERESTED IN BECOMING A PARTNER?

Games for Change is expanding the Challenge program for 2019 – 2020 and seeking both national and local partnerships. For information on how to get involved, email studentchallenge@gamesforchange.org.