With the changes to the technology syllabus fast approaching, many teachers are looking for solutions which will keep their students engaged, challenged and offer a platform which students can utilise throughout their high school years and beyond.
The Digital Technologies and ICT Resources Portal (link below) lists a number of coding, game, VR and app development platforms however the Unity platform is not only the market leader, it also accounts for around 90% of VR development and the majority of games available for over 20 platforms. Unity is not a 'stepping stone' platform like Scratch, it is an industry leading commercial quality development tool which students can use to create commercial quality projects in primary, secondary school and beyond.
Attend a workshop at one of these schools:
Baulkham Hill North Public School:
2 Girralong Ave Baulkham Hills NSW 2153
October 18th, 2018 - 9:00am-3:30pm
Batemans Bay High School:
2 George Bass Dr Batehaven NSW 2536
October 30th, 2018 - 9:00am-3:30pm
Kogarah High School:
Gladstone St Kogarah, NSW 2217
November 5th, 2018 - 9:00am-3:30pm
Woolooware High School:
2R Woolooware Rd Woolooware NSW 2230
November 7th, 2018 - 9:00am-3:30pm
St Brigid's Catholic College
48 Carters Rd Lake Munmorah, NSW 2259
November 22nd, 2018 - 9am-3:30pm
Marist College North Shore:
270 Miller St North Sydney, NSW 2060
November 26th, 2018 - 9:00am-3:30pm
Holsworthy High School:
Huon Cres Holsworthy, NSW 2173
November 27th, 2018 - 9:00am-3:30pm
Tempe High School:
Unwins Bridge Rd, Tempe NSW 2044
December 3rd, 2018 - 9:00am to 3:30pm
Ingleburn High School:
Oxford Rd, Ingleburn, NSW 2565
December 10th, 2018 - 9am-3:30pm
Newcastle High School:
160-200 Parkway Ave, Hamilton South NSW 2303
December 12th, 2018 - 9am - 3:30pm
Northmead Creative and Performing Arts High School:
28 Campbell St, Northmead NSW 2152
December 13th, 2018 - 9am - 3:30pm
Course Name: Coding + Game Development with Unity®
Career Stage: Proficient Teacher - Stage 2 - 6 (Years 3-12)
Duration: 6 hours
Workshop Type: Face to face, Hands-On
Game development builds STEAM skills and addresses many of the syllabus outcomes in the Technology Mandatory, IST, Industrial Technology Multimedia, iSTEM, IPT and SDD. This includes coding, design and multimedia, problem solving, user interface development, creating and debugging algorithms through to compiling and deploying applications.
This course has been designed for absolute beginners through to experienced programmers and covers a lot more than just coding:
• Learn to write code
and create commercial quality games using Unity® ( www.unity3d.com
) - the most popular game development engine.
• Create realistic virtual worlds with sky, ocean and trees which blow in the wind as well as characters, and vehicles to explore the world.
• Write code in C# to create conditional statements, loops, functions, keyboard controls, detect collisions, create spawn points and manipulate physics.
• Code your own AI and discover the 3 most common types of artificial intelligence used in video games. Create your own AI Bots to chase the player, react based on distance from the player and navigate complex environments without bumping into walls.
• Plus ... creating and saving projects, debugging scripts, particle systems, lighting, shadows and much more.
Unity® can be used to create simple 3D and 2D style games through to realistic environments, multiplayer games, animated short films as well as virtual reality and augmented reality experiences.
Teachers will return to the classroom able to create multi-discipline activities resulting in commercial quality student projects.
Targeted concepts are Computational and Algorithmic thinking, Project Based Learning, Design Thinking, and Integrated Learning.
After almost 10 years running Unity® workshops around Australia, we are proud to announce that Game Training Pty Ltd is now endorsed to provide NESA Registered Professional Development for teachers accredited at Proficient Teacher.
Below are some answers to a number of other questions we received in response to our recent NESA endorsement email:
Who will be running the PD workshops?
The workshops are run by Jeff and Jamie Ayling - Unity Certified Developers (2016).
Is there a cost to my school for Unity licenses?
Unity licenses are now free for educational institutions, we can give you all the details you need to receive your free serial number. You can download the free Personal edition of Unity on your own laptop by visiting www.unity3d.com
Can I attend a refresher workshop?
We pack a lot into our Unity workshops and a number of teachers have asked if they can attend a refresher workshop? Please call us on 1300885507 as we have special pricing available for teachers who would like to experience the session again.
Is Game Training still running student workshops?
Absolutely! Game Training has been running student workshops for almost 10 years. In fact, Game Training has now worked with over 50,000 students from more than 600 schools around Australia. In the early days Unity licensing was too expensive for most schools so we ran our sessions presentation style and students would take the knowledge home and use Unity on their home computers. Now that your school can receive free Unity licenses, all our workshops are hands-on.
We run 3 types of student sessions; a 2 hour Workshop, a 4 hour Masterclass and weekly 1 hour before/after school sessions. Please let us know if you would like to discuss student workshops.
Thanks to all the teachers with whom we have worked over the past 10 years while running student workshops. We look forward to working with you again at an upcoming PD workshop.
Please be sure to install and activate the latest version of Unity® Long Term Support (LTS) prior to attending the workshop:
When you download and run the Unity Editor Download Assistant, please be sure to tick the following boxes:
- Unity 2017.4.*
- MonoDevelop / Unity Debugger
- Standard Assets
Unity License Grant Program
Please click the link below to request your free Unity licenses: