Game Design for Green Jobs Youth Pathways

[3 STEM Clock Hours] Lively, user interaction design charrette for secondary CTE educators, game designers, and students to storyboard an interactive portal for Sustainability Ambassadors’ Green Jobs Youth Pathways website. Explore career connected lesson ideas and job profiles.
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Game Design for Green Jobs Youth Pathways

Time & Location

Nov 07, 2020, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Zoom Meeting

About the Event

This real-world charrette is organized as an online practicum for learning about local green jobs and designing related lessons while developing a product plan for an interactive platform. Sustainability Ambassadors, in partnership with the Port of Seattle, has already established a foundation of Green Jobs Youth Pathways on our website as a collection of job profiles, career pathway tables, and related lesson ideas. As this collection develops, how can we expand its use in thousands of CTE classrooms by gamifying career explorations? What is the best user experience? How do we include photos, graphics, and video? What is the branching navigation for multiple explorations? Can we engage users in the design process?

Participants in this charette will come away with not only lesson ideas and resources for career connected learning, but a sense of being part of an ongoing user/designer learning community.

This Focus Lab is part of an ongoing Career Connected Learning SERIES through PBL Curriculum Design. Teacher teams from across the curriculum are encouraged. You and your colleagues are invited to sign up for one, some, or all of the Labs we offer.

Learning Partners include Perteet (Engineering Infrastructure), Miller Hull Partners (Architecture), SBW Consulting (Energy Efficiency), Sphere Solar Energy (Solar Installation Company), and Stewardship Partners (nonprofit, green stormwater infrastructure).

Funding support comes from Cascade Water Alliance, the King County Wastewater Treatment Division, WaterWorks Grants Program, and the Puget Sound Stewardship & Mitigation Fund, a grantmaking fund created by the Puget Soundkeeper Alliance and administered by the Rose Foundation for Communities and the Environment.

Teacher Learning Goals

  1. Demonstrate an understanding of issues and opportunities related to game design, green jobs youth pathways, and the diversity workforce development needs of local government and industry partners.
  2. Design, adopt or refine one or more career-connecting learning activities gleaned from the Green Jobs Youth Pathways game design charrette.
  3. Apply STEM literacy across disciplines and promote college/career pathways to inspire students.

REGISTER TODAY to hold your spot. Bring a Team.

Questions?  Email: Peter Donaldson

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