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PD opportunity for middle school teachers

PD opportunity for middle school teachers

Google grant supports professional development opportunity.

The Texas Institute for Educational Robotics (TIER), a program of the Alamo Colleges and Northwest Vista College (NVC), is hosting a Professional Development Institute for middle school teachers on 3D Computer Game design on June 17 – 21, 2013 from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. in Mountain Laurel Hall at Northwest Vista College.

The week-long training provides middle school teachers with tools needed to teach 3D computer game design using Freeware from Microsoft Research labs. All educators will receive a $600 stipend and an Xbox 360 wired controller for successfully completing the training institute.  All participants must  attend a follow-up workshop during the coming academic year to share best practices and examples of student work.

Educators do not need programming experience but simply a desire to learn. Participating school districts will be encouraged to install the Kodu software onto computers to be used by the instructor to integrate 3D game design. Kodu is free to download and install from Microsoft Research.

The institute is funded by a Google educational grant.

To register for this free professional development, contact Andrew Schuetz e, TIER director at Northwest Vista College, at 486-4430.

Learn more about TIER at NVC.
Learn more about Kodu software.