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 middle school, we offer a new and growing program called 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!
If interested, complete the Creative Coders 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
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.