Teacher Game Institute: TGI

Learn to utilize the creation of games to teach art, math, and computer science in this NSF-funded STEM Education professional development program.

2009 Teacher Game Institute (TGI) Application

Our teacher TGI training program will run Monday through Friday from June 15 to July 3. Optional assistance at summer game camps would be one week of July 13 thru 17, July 20 thru 24, or July 27 thru 31.

Participating teachers will receive a $1,500 stipend in addition to professional development credit. Teachers who would like to receive graduate credit may opt to use their stipend to pay tuition costs towards 3 or 6 graduate credits from the Morgridge College of Education at the University of Denver. An additional stipend is available for teachers who implement the curriculum the following year at their school and work with the P4Games team to assess its impact on student learning. P4Games will provide assistance for school curriculum implementation via onsite visits from our graduate students.

Applications should demonstrate a strong interest in the program, including a desire to engage in all aspects of the summer professional development curriculum – art, design, programming, and pedagogy; a solid commitment on the part of the teachers to attend, as we reserve 20-22 NSF-funded spots per summer; and a commitment on the part of the school administration to add the course to the curriculum and allow us to study the results.

The P4Games faculty:

To apply to TGI, please send:

  1. Cover letter
  2. Resume(s) of potential TGI participant(s)
  3. High School administrator letter of support for attendance and assurance that the game development curriculum will be implemented at your school during the 2008-2009 academic year.

Please address questions and return applications to Dr. Debra Austin at: daustin@law.du.edu