Texas Students Learn Video Game Design, Consider STEM Careers

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Last summer, while some of their peers were at home playing video games, 20 Pflugerville ISD students were learning how to design them. 

Educators set up a game incubator, and students worked in teams, interacted with real-world clients such as AMD to solve problems and completed peer reviews—the kinds of tasks that students will need in the job market.

David Conover of Pflugerville ISD, Lonny Stern of nonprofit Skillpoint Alliance and Priya Nihalani of mobile application developer GetYa Learn On LLC spoke during "How to Start a Game Company Incubator in a School," a panel during SXSW Interactive on March 10.

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