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Get Your GAME ON! with WQED!

WQED is offering a variety of opportunities in gaming for
students, educators, and parents!

For Middle School Students and Teachers

Playing games is a way to learn! WQED and Elizabeth Forward School District will host Game ON! summer enrichment programs for students and teachers.

Interested in participating? Click below to find out more and register or visit www.efsd.net. We look forward to spending an epic summer with you!

Game ON! Summer Camp
Students entering grades 4 - 8

Game ON! is a course designed to foster creativity, problem solving and collaboration using digital media literacy. Students will have the opportunity to design and develop their very own video games using programs such as Scratch, Gamestar Mechanic and Portal 2. The course is intended to motivate students to learn valuable 21st century digital skills through playful experimentation and creating projects like interactive animations, puzzles and games. Game ON!

July 8-11 and July 15-18, 2013
9:00 am - 11:00 am
Elizabeth Forward High School

more info | register

Game ON! Teachers Academy
Teachers of students in grades 5 - 9

Learn how games can improve STEM learning at your school! Take a “tour” of multiple game design packages, and learn how to incorporate games, art and robotics for the upcoming year. Get hands-on game development experience while watching kids make their own games. Includes Act 48 credit and an Art+Bots kit for your classroom!

July 8-12, 2013
8:00 am - 12:00 noon
Elizabeth Forward High School

more info | register

Registration is free to students and teachers in Washington, Westmoreland, Fayette, Greene and Marshall (WV) counties. Made possible by Chevron.

See how Elizabeth Forward is remaking digital learning.

For Parents – Gaming, Education and Parenting

Watch the first episode of iQ: smartparent, focused on gaming and your child! Learn about the challenges and benefits of games in children’s lives, with a special emphasis on games in schools. Head to our episodes listings and head here to watch iQ:smartparent: Learning with Games online, anytime! Learning With Games is made possible in part by Chevron.

Join our iQ: smartparent community and get updates and information about parenting in a media-rich environment.

Click here for a gaming resource just for parents from our partner, Common Sense Media. Want to encourage your child to create games? Check out these great resources!

Learn about last year's Game ON! initiative!

About WQED’s STEM programs

iQ: smartmedia is taking kids places that will maximize their potential in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM)! Through in-school and after-school based programs, events at community venues, and lots of hands-on design and experimentation, middle school students from around the region are introduced to diverse science and engineering disciplines while building a group of friends who aren’t afraid to admit that STEM is cool! Check out our programs and sign up to learn about upcoming events and opportunities.

Game ON!
Design Lives Here
Invention Convention
SciGirls Summit

Join the WQED STEM mailing list by going here.

Questions? Contact us!

Sandra DeVincent Wolf, PhD
Manager, STEM Programs

Jennifer Stancil
Executive Director of Education Partnerships