Students from fifth through 12th grades will learn the basics of coding for video games at a workshop June 20 at the University of North Georgia’s Dahlonega campus.
The workshop will be from 3-5:30 p.m. in the UNG library technology center.
Some slots remain open for the workshop, which is free. To register, parents and students can visit www.eventbrite.com.
“Students, particularly middle school students, spend a great deal of time on personal devices and social media, and we want to provide them with a more productive outlet — in this case, the National STEM Video Game Challenge,” said Joshua Cuevas, an assistant professor of education who helped organize the workshop.
“After this workshop, they will be able to go online and work on these games while building math and science skills, helping academic learning transcend the school walls into their home and social networks.”
The immediate goal is to get students interested in the national challenge and help them submit final projects by the Aug. 15 deadline.
“This collaborative effort has resulted in the first National STEM Video Game Challenge workshop to be held in Georgia,” said Chad Mote, founder of Mote Ed, who helped bring the workshop to North Georgia.