Throughout 2020 and 2021, Games for Change partnered with Epic Games to offer middle and high school educators a chance to bring Fortnite, Unreal Engine, Twinmotion, and other Epic Games content into their classrooms.Games for Change hosted four types of free workshops:
Introduction to Interactive 3D for Creators: Hour-long webinars that introduced educators to interactive 3D and real-time technology across various industries, including advertising, game development, architecture, engineering, automotive, film, and entertainment. The workshop shared teaching resources using Fortnite Creative, Twinmotion, and Unreal Engine. Educators left with an understanding of the suite of Epic Games’ 3D interactive resources and the potential they have to prepare students for real-world skills using industry-standard tools.
“Teach With Fortnite Creative” Workshop: Half-day workshops where educators learned to use Fortnite Creative to empower students to become creators. Teachers engaged in hands-on learning and a series of challenges to explore Fornite Creative’s fundamentals. This workshop is a great start to help educators bring Fortnite Creative into the classroom, in person or virtually.
“Teach with Fortnite Creative Level 2” Workshop: This next-level workshop dove deeper into the functionality of Fortnite Creative and examined innovative ways to create a curriculum that educators can incorporate into their content area. Educators learned how devices in the game can enhance automation to develop more engaging experiences.
“Teach with Unreal Engine” Workshop: In this workshop, educators gained a better understanding of how Unreal Engine is being used across industries, including advertising, architecture, automotive, games, film and television, and beyond. They learned Unreal Engine fundamentals through guided projects, explore lesson plans, and walked away with tools and resources to successfully implement real-time content creation into their learning environments.