This experience is not about the standards, but if you are a student, teacher, parent or administrator, you might be interested to know that we'll be covering some important ones that, unfortunately, you often don't see represented in the curriculum at school.

Core technology skill goals:

  • Video Game Design Process - identifying rules, a goal and audience for a video game and then creating a storyboard
  • Video Game Development Process - iterative process of planning, programming, testing and evaluating
  • Employing algorithms and logic to program game and solve game issues

Through Completion of this Workshop, a Learner Will:

  • Research gaming, game design as well as subject area for game
  • Create and use a project plan
  • Follow iterative development process to create a video game: design, program, test and evaluate
  • See the Video Game Design Rubric for more info about student expectations

NETS for Students Standards

  • Creativity and Innovation
  • Communication and Collaboration
  • Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, and Decision Making
  • Digital Citizenship

CSTA Computer Science Standards

  • Use the basic steps in algorithmic problem-solving to design solutions
  • Evaluate ways that different algorithms may be used to solve the same problem
  • Collaboratively design, develop, publish and present products using technology resources
  • Exhibit legal and ethical behaviors when using information and technology
  • Recognize that computers are devices that execute programs
  • Use various debugging and testing methods to ensure program correctness