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the Unity®

PD workshop

Coding + Game Development with Unity®

With the changes to the technology syllabus now upon us, 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.

 

http://educationstandards.nsw.edu.au/wps/portal/nesa/k-10/learning-areas/technologies/coding-across-the-curriculum

 

Unity® is a STEAM hub combining coding, art and design, 3d modelling, physics and more. Please visit www.unity3d.com for more information on the world's most popular commercial grade game engine.

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Course Overview

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

 

Cost: *$350

 

Course Summary:

 

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.

NESA Registered Course

 

Completing the Coding + Game Development with Unity® course will contribute 6 hours of NESA Registered PD addressing 3.3.2, 3.4.2, 6.2.2, 6.4.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.

 

Payment Options

 

Choose to pay by credit card, invoice or pay at the door - just make your choice at the checkout.

 

Unity® Installation

 

Please be sure to install and activate Unity® Long Term Support (LTS) version 2017.4.17f1 prior to attending the workshop: https://unity3d.com/unity/qa/lts-releases

 

When you download and run the Unity Editor Download Assistant, please be sure to tick the following boxes:

 

Unity 2017.4.17f1

MonoDevelop / Unity Debugger

Documentation

Standard Assets

 

System Requirements

 

Please check the System Requirements page at: https://unity3d.com/unity/system-requirements.

 

If your laptop does not meet the required system specifications, please visit the Unity® Archive and download a previous version back as far as version 5.3.4.

 

Support

 

Please send support emails to team@gametraining.com.au with any Unity® installation questions.

 

You may also like to bring a mouse to help with zooming and scrolling.

 

Catering

 

Lunch and morning tea will be provided. There will be vegetarian options available however please let us know if you have any other specific dietary requirements.

Completing the Coding + Game Development with Unity® course will contribute 6 hours of NESA Registered PD addressing 3.3.2, 3.4.2, 6.2.2, 6.4.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.

This course is extremely useful for teaching stage 4 Digital Technologies, new 2019 syllabus, stage 5 IST, stage 6 SDD classes. One of the best PL sessions I've attended. Very well explained and easy to follow. Not having prior knowledge wasn't a problem.

Stephen Alexander - Kogarah High School