Today GameChanger GIrls launches for 2022
I couldn't find a better day to launch a girls Minecraft club than International Women's Day!
This esports community is specifically for girls (and those identify as female) in the age 10 to 14 years old. This is an under served group in STEM and engagement in a project like this offers them a chance to tinker with STEM concepts in a fun and unpressured way.We aim to create a safe space for experimentation, design, innovation and sharing for a global community of girls. At the conclusion of the first pilot of this program, we asked the girls where they wanted to go with this program. They said, very loudly, that they wanted to play other games designed by girls, to get to know other girl game designers and players about the world and to feel part of a community. GameChanger Girls is a project for girls aged 10 -14 years old. We invite girls curious about game design and play (no esports necessary) to form clubs and join the community.
This year we for Year 5&6 of schooling we will are also piloting a small number of teams in the Dell sponsored Girls Who Game program, where girls in teams will design to meet a world challenge. Whether joining Girls Who Game or GameChangers, your girls will design interactive games and projects in Minecraft. For our esports program, we will play each other’s games, then the girls all vote and the game or games deemed “most playable” become the focus of our tournament. In tournament mode we battle over the games chosen to identify our 2022 champions. The major difference in is this league is that the teams themselves design the games for the tournament. The program begins March 28th and will run until June 12th with a schedule of design activities before we start our esports tournament roster. If you are interested in joining GameChangers please complete this Expression of Interest Form and we will send you information to launch your GameChanger Girls. GameChanger Girls is proudly supported and sponsored by Dr Bron Stuckey and Innovative Educational Ideas.