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 December 15th.

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

CHALLENGE TIMELINE

NOVEMBER 2017

TEACHER RECRUITMENT BEGINS

Application form open for Detroit teachers to apply for professional development in game design. Apply here by December 15th to be considered for the program.

DECEMBER 2017

SELECTION OF TEACHERS

20 teachers selected for program. Teachers will be notified prior to 2018.

JANUARY 2018

TEACHER TRAINING & CHALLENGE LAUNCH

Teachers receive two days of training on January 18-19, 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.

CITY PARTNER

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PROGRAM PARTNERS

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iop
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Bigglesworth
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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.