DETROIT

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

This summer, educators in Detroit and the greater metro area who teach grades 5-12 in public schools can 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:  bit.ly/DET19_TeacherApp (Deadline: September 13th)

  • NEW EDUCATORS
    • 20+ 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 October 4 and 5, 2019, in Detroit.
  • 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 (One half day on the second day, Oct. 5, 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.

October 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.

DETROIT PARTNERS

ANCHOR PARTNER
GAMES FOR CHANGE
PROGRAM PARTNERS
GENERAL MOTORS

ADDITIONAL STUDENT COURSES & OPPORTUNITIES IN DETROIT

AccelerateKID Clubs – Gaming and coding clubs in Madison Heights and Wixom 

CodeKey – After school coding club in Novi, focussing on building STEM skills

DAPCEP – Saturday STEM courses on university, professional, and community campuses

DHDC – a non-profit organization that offers a range of after-school and summer youth programs; it is also the official Best Buy Teen Tech Center of Detroit. 

Digerati Girls – An after school program for girls in grades 6-12

JOURNi – Offering courses, enrichment, and summer camps

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.