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Thursday, October 3 • 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Global Game Jam NEXT: A Curriculum for STEAM Learning

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Global Game Jam is the world’s largest game jam and until recently, targeted adults. Considering the potentially significant role of games and game development as educational platforms, in 2018 Global Game Jam launched GGJ NEXT, for youth age 12-17. Now, GGJ NEXT has been iterated for year 2, held in July 2019. This report discusses the background, curriculum development, event organization, and lessons learnt from the inaugural GGJ NEXT, and its second year in 2019. This report describes the ideas, process, curriculum, and some results of the inaugural GGJ NEXT event. As the first Global Game Jam for youth, GGJ NEXT aimed at providing an educational framework for youth in the context of making games. The goal was to create not just a global event but a comprehensive framework including a free and flexible curriculum aimed primarily at teachers, and an efficient content generation and distribution system.

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Matthew Farber

Assistant Professor, University of Northern Colorado
Matthew Farber, Ed.D. is an assistant professor of Technology, Innovation, and Pedagogy at the University of Northern Colorado. He has been invited to the White House, to keynote for UNESCO, and he has been interviewed about games and learning by NPR, Fox News Radio, USA Today, and... Read More →


Thursday October 3, 2019 6:00pm - 7:00pm PDT
Pacific Ballroom C / Pacific Ballroom Patio 311 Peltason Dr., Irvine, CA, 92697