As part of the International Games Weeks being held in Melbourne in October the ‘Education in Games Summit 2015 – A Gameful World.’ will provide Victorian Primary and Secondary teachers with a unique opportunity to hear from some of the leading players in the game development industry.
Date: Thursday, October 29
Time: 8.30am – 4.30pm
Venue: Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre
For: Primary & Secondary Teachers
Cost: $90 (ex-GST) *Includes access to Day One of PAX Australia
Summit Registration: http://bit.ly/1K0bFCt
Workshop selections: Please click here to add your workshop selections
Full Program: Program: A Gameful World
The Summit will explore the clear links to learning and teaching in Victorian classrooms and the resources available for teachers to explore.
For further information please contact the Digital Learning Branch firstname.lastname@example.org
The Summit will provide:
- A snapshot of the game development industry and a strong focus on the broad range of creative careers open to Victorian students
- Stories behind successful game developers and their impact here in Victoria and internationally
- Clear links to STEM and the latest information about the new Digital Technologies curriculum for Primary & Secondary schools, including an overview of the resources and support available to teachers.
Summit Keynote Speaker – Dr Steffen Walz Dr Steffen Walz is an Associate Professor at RMIT University and the founder–director of RMIT’s Games & Experimental Entertainment Laboratory, the GEElab. At the GEElab, an international team of researchers scrutinizes the potential (and pitfalls) of play, games and game design elements for non-entertainment purposes. Steffen is inspiring and teaching the next generation of game-developers and problem solvers. Summit Workshops Workshops will be run by classroom teachers, academics and games industry experts, including from Google, Microsoft, Intel, Unity and the Game Developers Association of Australia. Areas covered will include: Minecraft, Virtual Reality & Kerbal Space Program Coding with Scratch, Unity Games Curriculum, Literacy through Game Book Adventures, Gamification & Creating Games, Microsoft TouchDevelop, Intel Galileo, Games as Text, Curriculum Links and Engaging Students through Games. For further details on the summit workshops follow this link: Education in Games Summit_Workshop Outlines Registration includes access to Day One of PAX Australia – October 30 As part of their Summit ticket participants will also be eligible to attend the first day (Oct 30) of PAX Australia (www.paxaustralia.com.au) held at the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre. PAX is a festival celebrating games culture and it connects the world’s leading game publishers with their most avid fans. The first day of PAX will involve a number of education related panels & speakers from around the world. Presented by