What will Teachers learn in the workshop?
Teachers will be introduced to Artech Academy’s Next Generation Learning Systems™. (NGL Systems™)
The NGL Systems™ is more than a syllabus to teach Video Game Design or to teach Animation. It is an approach.
In our two-day workshop NGL Systems™ will DEMYSTIFY the Game Design process. At Artech we have developed programs to teach children as young as six years old to design their own Video Games. We are confident we will be able to teach You (the Teachers) to use these methods effectively in the classroom.
What is the Next Generation Learning Systems™?
The NGL Systems™ is an approach to teaching and learning that incorporates the use of dynamic and interactive media in ways that engage, enrich and motivate students.
The NGL System™ and methodology requires active engagement of both the teachers and students in creating interactive media, e.g. designing Video Games or producing Animations.
How is this different from other more traditional educational models?
The NGL Systems™ embraces both Technology and Art. It operates on the principle that a true understanding of Technology requires a creative mind and likewise a true understanding of Art requires the ability to reason.
The NGL Systems™ sets imaginations in motion! Children are encouraged to bring their characters, stories, their own ideas to life. They do this through strategic planning, storyboarding and character development.
What are the benefits to Students?
Students learn new forms of expression that tap into student creativity and a range of academic skills and interests: from mathematics to creative writing to drawing and visual arts.
The NGL Systems™ includes many students who may otherwise fall by the wayside in a more structured, linear or singular-based learning approach.
What are the benefits to Teachers?
NGL Systems™ will ENGAGE your students in the learning process. Teaching children how to create their own Video Games will engage your students in subject matter in ways previously unknown. They will experience the WOW factor – ‘that’s awesome!’ Your students will not want to go home at the school day!
NGL Systems™ will ENRICH studies. Teachers who have adopted the NGL Systems know no boundaries. They teach without borders. Their classroom becomes a meeting centre, a video game or film production studio, a place where the next generation can ‘get real’, creative and create real world projects!
NGL Systems™ will MOTIVATE your students. Students engaged in creating real world projects become self-motivated. They learn how they can make a difference!
What are the benefits to Schools?
Student grades have been shown to increase when students are actively engaged and taking on more projects. Increased attention in one subject area spills over to other subject areas.
Student retention is increased when students are engaged and motivated.
Trying to attract more families to your school community? Using Artech’s Next Generation Learning Systems™ will distinguish your school from the competition and give your school a competitive edge.
Using the NGL Systems™ in your school will positively impact student attitudes, engagement and grades.