DETROIT

THE GAMES FOR CHANGE CHALLENGE INVITES STUDENTS IN DETROIT TO MAKE VIDEO GAMES ABOUT REAL-WORLD ISSUES IMPACTING OUR COMMUNITIES.

G4C is recruiting middle and high school teachers from the Detroit Public Schools Community District to receive professional development in game-based learning and game design.

20 teachers will be selected from across the city to receive PD and will be trained to incorporate a 10-week, Serious Game Design curriculum into their classes and will teach students how to make digital games about real-world issues.

To apply, complete the Teacher Application Form by January 17th.

The G4C Student Challenge is a citywide competition that encourages Detroit students to create games about issues impacting their communities. Winning games are celebrated at an awards ceremony where students receive game prizes, technology mentorships and more!

DESIGN GAMES ABOUT CONNECTED CITIES
PARTICIPATE IN GAME JAMS & MEET PRO GAME DESIGNERS
ENGAGE WITH CIVIC ISSUES & BUILD 21ST CENTURY SKILLS
LEARN THE POWER OF GAME-BASED LEARNING

2018 STUDENT CHALLENGE THEMES IN DETROIT

DETROIT students are invited to create digital games about Connected Cities. Access the theme page and dive into a library of multimedia, information and resources relating to the theme topic.

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CHALLENGE TIMELINE

JANUARY 2018

SELECTION OF TEACHERS
20 teachers selected for program. Teachers will be notified early 2018.

TEACHER TRAINING & CHALLENGE LAUNCH
Teachers receive two days of training on January 30 – 31, 2018. 10-week game design courses launch in schools.

FEBRUARY 2018

SUBMISSION PORTAL OPENS

Students have two months to submit their games until the deadline of April 30, 2018

FEBRUARY - MAY 2018

Local game jams take place each month to further engage students around game design and the Connected Cities theme. Check the events page for the most up-to-date information.

APRIL - MAY 2018

CHALLENGE DEADLINE & JURY PROCESS

Submission portal closes on April 30, 2018. Student games are evaluated by an expert jury on gameplay, creativity, and content.

JUNE 2018

AWARDS CEREMONY & PRIZES

Prizes awarded to winning students at ceremony and public arcade of students’ games in Detroit.

PARTNERS

CITY PARTNER

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PROGRAM PARTNERS

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THEME PARTNER

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INTERESTED IN BECOMING A PARTNER?

Games for Change is expanding the Challenge program for 2018 – 2019 and seeking both national and local partnerships. For information on how to get involved, email studentchallenge@gamesforchange.org.