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AgentSheets, Inc. Scalable Game Design Featured on 9News

Thursday, June 16, 2011   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Nadia Repenning
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The iDreams project, funded by the National Science Foundation and directed by AgentSheets CTO Dr. Alexander Repenning, hosts a Summer Institute for training teachers to use the Scalable Game Design curriculum with AgentSheets software. Over 60 middle school teachers attended this year and along with the program directors, got full red carpet treatment from the press, including interviews with 9News Education reporter Nelson Garcia.

During the first week of the Summer Institute, Teachers learn how to program video games, and during the second week, use their skills to progress to programming scientific simulations. This mimics the curriculum they will bring into their classrooms in the Fall to promote STEM skills. The supportive environment of the Summer Institute also helps teachers anticipate and master the instructional issues that might arise in class by learning from experienced Scalable Game Design instructors from other districts.

Teachers this year attended from diverse districts in Colorado, Wyoming, Texas, Georgia, Mississippi, Ohio, South Dakota, and Alaska. All shared an interest in inspiring their middle schools students to pursue college degrees and careers in STEM-area subjects.

Read the article in the Boulder Daily Camera on June 7, 2011 here:

See the 9News article and video coverage here:

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