Game Design Studio
Game Design Studio by Young Scholars Circle
4Cs: Collaboration, Communication, Creativity & Critical Thinking
Why play games when you can create, design, and decorate? Draw and animate pixel characters in the Character Builder, giving them special powers like speed, flight, fire, magic, and more. Start a STEM interest that you can write about in your Academies of Loudoun and TJ Admission essays.
- Build games and interactive stories.
- Show what you know about the topic.
- Level up creative expression and literacy.
- If traditional learning is challenging, do it with video games.
- Build self-confidence.
- Stimulate creativity and critical thinking.
Publish and Play Your Video Games!
Become your video game artist, writer, designer, and director with guidance from a TJ alumnus mentor, now majoring in Computer Science! Build art, animations, and backgrounds to design your game’s world the way YOU want.
- Hybrid Workshop (In-person and Live Zoom Online) For Rising Grade 5 to Grade 8
- Thursdays, 3:30 to 6:00 PM (In-person: June 22 & 29, 2023; Online: July 13, 20, & 27, 2023)
- Student handbook and online classroom code will be provided on the first day of the workshop.
- Incorporate your research topic of interest and your story, or have fun!
- Make STEM research enjoyable!
- Introduce your students to Gamifying Science.
- Ignite interest in Computer Science and STEM research.
- Student account subscriptions are provided for one year.
“A number of research projects have found a way to turn the grinding work of data collection and analysis into something fun, even rewarding. By creating games that bake the process of data collection into their mechanics, players can contribute data and even uncover new insights just by playing along. Gamification, along with the growing movement known as citizen science, which invites volunteers to take part in real science research, is, in its own way, reshaping what it means to do science.” – Scharping, 2022.