NEW YORK CITY

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

New York City educators who teach grades 6-12 in NYC DOE public schools can now apply to participate in the 2019-2020 G4C Student Challenge teacher cohort!  All educators must complete the following application form to be considered for the program:  bit.ly/NYC19_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 17 and 18, 2019, in Manhattan. 
  • 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. Sept. 18, 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.

NYC PARTNERS

ANCHOR PARTNER
GAMES FOR CHANGE
PROGRAM PARTNERS
NYC MAYOR’S OFFICE

ADDITIONAL STUDENT COURSES & PROGRAMS IN NYC

If you’re looking for even more opportunities to do cool projects with technology, here are a few more teen programs offered in New York City.

CODENOW – Practice coding at your own pace throughout high school.

iD TECH + TECH ROCKET – Offering camps and year-round online coding courses for kids.

NEW YORK CODE + DESIGN ACADEMY – Hands-on coding courses.

NEW YORK ON TECH – TECH360 is a free, 9-week after-school program for 10th-12th graders enrolled in NYC schools. Learn the fundamentals of web development, develop a portfolio of technology projects, gain priority eligibility into the Tech Flex Leaders program and get to participate in professionals opportunities at companies in NYC.

PER SCHOLAS: NEW YORK – Free IT job training in cities where it is needed most.

PIXEL ACADEMY MINI CAMPS – Single-day mini-camps on most school holidays throughout the fall in NYC.

THE CODING SPACE – Coding for students of all ages, beginners through advanced.

THE KNOWLEDGE HOUSE – Program dedicated to bringing innovation, technology and entrepreneurship to the south Bronx.

ZANIAC – Several programs are offered after school and during the summer to teach students K-8 math and technology through project-based learning.  Programs run through the office on the Upper East Side of Manhattan.

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.