SIA IN SCHOOLS

PARTNERING TO PREPARE YOUR STUDENTS FOR THE FUTURE

The School of Interactive Arts (SIA) offers two ways for you to bring our programming to your schools. If you'd like to inquire about bringing one of our programs to your school, you can submit a request through our School Inquiry form or contact Kevin Wright.

SIA CLASSROOM

 

SIA Classroom offers a free game design unit that can be taught as part of a computer science, arts, or technology-geared classroom.*

  • A 20-hour game design unit for any class

  • Includes free teacher training + a $500 stipend for teachers 

  • Builds student interest & confidence to enroll in AP Computer Science courses

Our goal in SIA Classroom is simple: Boost students’ confidence in their ability to engage computer science courses in high school and college. We remove barriers that keep students from reaching their potential in a field full of great career opportunities!

 

SIA Classroom is supported by a US DOE Education, Innovation, and Research (EIR) grant.  Download our SIA Classroom flyer or contact Kevin Wright to learn more.

*Schools must currently offer an AP CSP or AP CSA course in order to meet grant compliance and evaluation requirements. The Game Design unit must be taught in a class other than an AP course, however.

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SIA ELECTIVE (Middle or High School)

 

We're pleased to offer a Game Design elective that can help bolster your school's STEM/STEAM offerings. 

  • Highly trained Teaching Artists work with your teachers to offer 26 classes that teach computer science through game design

  • Students learn computational thinking through the art forms of illustration, sound design, and narrative writing

  • Introduction to Programming and Design thinking practices

  • Builds student interest & confidence to enroll in future computer science courses and explore careers in technology.

This program is available at a subsidized rate thanks to our generous donors.

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Check out our FAQ page for more information on SIA

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