top of page
web_11-17-22_739-highres_edited.jpg

SIA IN SCHOOLS

PARTNERING TO PREPARE YOUR STUDENTS FOR THE FUTURE

Urban Arts offers exciting ways for you to bring our game design programs directly to schools, supported by a US DOE Education, Innovation, and Research (EIR) grant. To inquire about bringing one of our programs to your school, contact Dr. Amy Patterson.

INTRODUCTORY COMPUTER SCIENCE

For 5th through 8th grades, we offer Creative Coders for teachers to help students learn computer science (CS) concepts and develop a greater interest in CS! It includes:
 

  • 20-hour unit for any class to learn CS through Minecraft for Education

  • The ability for interested classes to be prepared for Minecraft for Education challenges

  • Free teacher training + $500 stipend for participating teachers! 

For 

For middle and high school, we offer School of Interactive Arts (SIA) Classroom. It includes: 
 

  • 20-hour game design unit for any class

  • Access to game-based coding platform Ghost School

  • Professional development + CTLE credits for participating teachers


If interested, complete the Creative Coders application or SIA Classroom application.

GAME ON: AP CSP THROUGH GAME DESIGN 

Game On is a free, research-based school support program for schools to expand or establish an engaging and culturally relevant Advanced Placement Computer Science Principles (AP CSP) course offering through Game Design. CS teachers are supported in teaching AP CSP using Game On’s rigorous curriculum and evidence-based pedagogical approach.*

 

  • A year-long interactive and evidence-based AP CSP curriculum 

  • Access to cutting-edge game design technology used by industry leaders

  • Includes free teacher training + $2,000 stipend for participating teachers


Download the Game On flyer or complete the Game On application.

 *Schools must commit to offer or begin offering an AP CSP course in AY 2024-2025.

Artwork by Kimari R.

bottom of page