We'll be learning how to code by building even more advanced games in Scratch. Everyday you'll receive one step-by-step guide with instructions on how to build one aspect of a game. At the end of the challenge, you'll have 4 completed games and your knowledge of Scratch will be immeasurably greater. The challenge is designed for intermediate Scratchers. If you're brand new to Scratch, I highly recommend doing the Scratch Teachers Challenge for beginners first.
The challenge is composed of 30 tasks. Each daily task should take about 20 minutes to complete. You'll not have to complete the task at a particular time of the day, and if you miss a few days, you'll be able to catch up and do the work a few days later. Many teachers find it easier to complete one game at a time, and devote about an hour or two per weekend to this task.
The time you have to complete the challenge will be limited. The material will not be available indefinitely.
The Method of Teaching (Pedagogy)
All the tutorials were built using animated slideshows with no sound. This is a very unique method for teaching coding. It is a hands-on experience which promotes student engagement and self-motivation while producing real results. It is a solution designed for the 21st Century teacher who is constantly asked to teach new skills she herself has no experience with. To learn more about our Game Design Program, click here.
At the end of the challenge, you'll receive a certificate of completion. Many of our teachers use this 12-hour training to satisfy PD requirements.