Design a Game in Scratch: Teacher PD

Learn the basics so you can help teach your students the first steps in becoming a game designer


Prerequisite: Nil
Venue: Cobb+Co Museum, 27 Lindsay Street, Toowoomba
Date: Wednesday 28 July 2021
Time: 4pm - 6pm
Cost: $15 (incl GST) 
Requirements: Please bring your own laptop to use

This workshop is only suitable for beginners as it is an introduction to Scratch.

On the day

Take the first steps in becoming a game designer by creating an interactive two player game using ‘Scratch’. You will be led by experts from ACMI, the Australian Centre for the Moving Image, via Zoom videoconferencing.

The ACMI staff will be teaching Scratch, a free visual programming language that is fun and accessible for budding computer scientists. Scratch was developed to help simplify the process of creating and programming animations, games, music, interactive stories and more.

Using a system of colour coding for the program's different building blocks, the code becomes like puzzle pieces. While Scratch is designed especially for ages 8 to 16, it can be used by people of all ages.

This workshop is presented as part of the Code Breakers: Women in Games exhibition from ACMI.

Meet your tutor

Arieh Offman is a Public Programmer and Curator of Videogames at ACMI. He currently curates the Games Lab in ACMI’s exhibition Story of the Moving Image, and is lead programmer for the ACMI+RMIT Audience Lab program of open beta-testing experiences.

Arieh frequently speaks on the subject of videogames, curation and games preservation, having appeared at PAX, MPavillion, Pixelsift  RRR and Gameplay podcast amongst others, and has written for the Kotaku and the ACMI websites. His early background is in education, having taught media, game design and visual communication at both secondary and tertiary levels. 

How to book

Book online. For more information contact Cobb+Co Museum +61 (0)7 4659 4900.



Event Details

28 July 2021, 04:00 PM - 06:00 PM

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