Michelle Chen and Caitlin Kozman chat about game design with a Unity scene builder screen mounted to the wall in the background.

Creative Game Development in the Classroom: Forest Footprints

Presented as part of Culture Makers

Wednesday 29 May 2024, 4 to 7pm
Melbourne Museum
$10 Museum Teachers
$15 for non Museum Teachers

Discover the intersection of personal storytelling and gaming to ignite student passions. Unlock gaming's educational potential for use in your classroom.

Immerse yourself in an engaging teacher workshop led by Michelle Chen, acclaimed game developer, designer, and programmer and Caitlin Kozman, contemporary artist, photographer and facilitator. Inspired by the 2024 Design Week theme, "Design the world you want." Michelle and Caitlin will unveil gaming's educational potential, guiding educators to create environments with natural objects and rare book prints from the collection at Melbourne Museum. Using the real-time development platform UNITY, Michelle and Caitlin equip teachers with tools for innovative game-based teaching. Don't miss this thrilling opportunity to level up your teaching game and unlock new dimensions of educational creativity!

The Culture Makers program has been made possible thanks to the generous support of the Scanlon Foundation.

Program covers

  • How to teach content through the mode of gaming
  • Use of platform UNITY for teaching
  • Design in gaming

Teachers will be provided

  • With useful gaming tools and apps for classroom teaching
  • The opportunity to hear how any curriculum can fit into games development
  • With snacks, tea and coffee

Curriculum links

  • Develop digital solutions as simple visual programs(VCDTCD033)
  • Develop and modify programs with user interfaces involving branching, iteration and functions using a general-purpose programming language(VCDTCD043)

Other key information

Teachers will need to supply their own charged laptop. They will be asked to download a free app on the day. This can be done before the class or during. They can then continue their learning on their own laptop.

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This event is part of Melbourne Design Week 2024, an initiative of the Victorian Government in collaboration with the NGV.

Presented by Museums Victoria with the generous support of philanthropic partner, the Scanlon Foundation.

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