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Games and Apps Challenge

Victorian Schools Games and Apps Challenge 2018

Are you a Victorian primary or secondary teacher looking to develop your confidence in the Digital Technologies curriculum? Do you want to learn how to get your students creating games or apps as a part of the curriculum?

Look no more!

The 2018 Games and App Challenge (GAC2018) is just what you have been looking for!

Through you and your student’s participation in the challenge, you will provide a student learning environment which is fun and encourages learning through the development of solutions to self-identified, real-life problems.

The Challenge is open to all Victorian school students in years 3 to 10 and aims to encourage creativity in coding and highlight the role of art and design in the games industry. It involves students producing games and apps that offer solutions to real-world problems.

Participating schools will work on creating their games/apps during term 3, 2018. Microsoft and Apple Australia, as DET industry partners, will provide ongoing professional learning and support to schools who choose to use their products for the challenge.

The Challenge will culminate in a showcase exhibition at the Education in Games Summit 2018 at ACMI on Friday 26th October 2018. Industry partners will support their schools in a workshop with participating schools on the morning of the showcase.

The theme for this year’s Games and App Challenge is: Together We Can.

Come on, register now!!

Challenge Timeline:

9:30am to 12:30pm – Wednesday July 26th – GAC2018 Launch in the Fig Room, Mercure, Treasury Gardens, Melbourne. (An information session to get you started)

July – October – Working in schools to create your game or app. PL support from Apple and Microsoft.

9:30am to 2:30pm Friday 26th October – GAC Exhibition at ACMI ( A fun day of celebration, sharing our games and apps with each other and teachers attending the Education in Games Summit)