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Scalable Game Design Featured as CU Outreach Highlight


April 2011

Scalable Game Design at Ft. Lupton Middle School

Scalable Game Design was recently featured in the article Scalable Game Design Makes Math Class Fun! published by CU Outreach and Engagement. The article describes how introducing the Scalable Game Design curriculum into Ft. Lupton (Colorado) Middle School has created new enthusiasm for math.

The Scalable Game Design program aims to increase opportunities for computer science and STEM education in public schools by motivating and teaching students through computer game design and computational science. Students are acquiring computational thinking skills by collaboratively engaged in problem solving, creativity, modeling and communication.

The project is a collaboration between CU-Boulder's Computer Science Department, the School of Education, the Science Discovery program, and AgentSheets, Inc. Under the direction of Professor Alexander Repenning and assistance from Professors David Webb and Clayton Lewis; AgentSheet's project manager, Dr. Andri Ioannidou; PhD students Kyu Han Koh, Ashok Basawapatna, Vicki Bennett, Krista Marshall, and Ian Her Many Horses; and Science Discovery Instructor Fred Gluck, this program has not only reached the students of Ft. Lupton Middle School, but is being used at schools in the Denver-metro area, Pueblo, the Southern Ute Indian Reservation near Ignacio in Southwest Colorado, the Oglala Sioux Indian Reservation in South Dakota, Wyoming, Texas, and Alaska.

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