Immersive Learning  <ul><li>Jeffrey Piontek </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Head of School </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Hawaii Technol...
Over view <ul><ul><li>Background </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Introduction to Hawaii  Technology Academy </li></ul></ul><ul>...
Background <ul><ul><li>Public Charter School Founded in 2008 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>250  2008-2009 Grades K-10 </l...
Background:  Foundation 9 and Tetris Inc. <ul><ul><li>400+ games created for top publishers and properties. </li></ul></ul>
 
 
 
<ul><ul><ul><li>Create original animations in a variety of media. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Contests. Winning an...
<ul><ul><ul><li>Students author and publish their own works, from hard cover books to music DVDs, to new types of products...
 
Game  Academy <ul><ul><ul><li>Students design, program, and animate their own games. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>T...
Game Academy  Meets STEM <ul><li>Build your own simulations, models, and science games in  Scratch . </li></ul>
Big  Goals <ul><ul><li>21st Century Literacy: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Computer literacy. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Pro...
Introducing  Scratch <ul><li>http://scratch.mit.edu/ </li></ul><ul><ul><li>You can make almost  anything  in Scratch. </li...
Scratch  is… <ul><li>A tool developed at the MIT Media Lab. </li></ul><ul><li>Tile-based programming. </li></ul><ul><li>Sc...
With Scratch   You Can Make… <ul><li>Simulations. </li></ul><ul><li>Learning games. </li></ul><ul><li>Tools for science le...
Scratch and  Curricula <ul><li>Scratch is a great way to make science relevant, engaging, and extremely cool for our kids....
Scratch and  Curricula Alec (high school student) at the MIT Media Lab with students from England and Russia.
Where to go  from here… <ul><li>http://scratch.mit.edu/ </li></ul><ul><li>Creativity Academies – train your students and f...
Projects  in Motion… <ul><li>“ Nano Attack” example </li></ul><ul><li>Game Academy 3D </li></ul><ul><li>Future Learning </...
Today, with students  building…
Cutting Edge:  Game Academy 3D <ul><ul><li>Blocks programming (MIT Media Lab) + world’s best 3D graphics (CryEngine) </li>...
Game Academy  3D <ul><ul><li>Learn Mandarin in magical ways, immersed in online Yuan Ming Yuan, ancient gardens full of my...
Learn Mandarin  in Yuan Ming Yuan
Talk and Role Play  with Teachers in Beijing
Create  Ecosystems
Create  Ecosystems <ul><ul><li>Design the algorithms that grow the flora and fauna. </li></ul></ul>
Create  Worlds Create  Worlds
International Game Development  Competition <ul><ul><li>New STEM challenge each year.  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>“ Scienc...
Kids Build Worlds  for Others to Explore Currently in partnership with Bishop Museum…
Kids Build Worlds  for Others to Explore
 
 
 
Kids Build Worlds  for Others to Explore Currently with Bishop Museum…
Kids Build Worlds  for Others to Explore Currently with Bishop Museum…
 
 
Blue Mars
Thank You http://hawaiitechacademy.org http://creativeacademies.com/     https:// www.bluemarsonline.com / email:  [email_...
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  1. 1. Immersive Learning <ul><li>Jeffrey Piontek </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Head of School </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Hawaii Technology Academy </li></ul></ul>
  2. 2. Over view <ul><ul><li>Background </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Introduction to Hawaii Technology Academy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Introduction to Creativity Academies </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Big Goals </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Background <ul><ul><li>Public Charter School Founded in 2008 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>250 2008-2009 Grades K-10 </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>500 2009-2010 Grades K-11 </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>1,000 2010-2011 Grades K-12 </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Utilize K 12 Curriculum Exclusively </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Outperformed the state on </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>ALL Standardized assessments. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Collaboration with F9Entertainment and Tetris Inc. </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Background: Foundation 9 and Tetris Inc. <ul><ul><li>400+ games created for top publishers and properties. </li></ul></ul>
  5. 8. <ul><ul><ul><li>Create original animations in a variety of media. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Contests. Winning animations displayed online and on TV. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Learn animation by teaching animated friends how to dance, act, and solve the challenges in the stories of their lives. </li></ul></ul></ul>
  6. 9. <ul><ul><ul><li>Students author and publish their own works, from hard cover books to music DVDs, to new types of products. </li></ul></ul></ul>
  7. 11. Game Academy <ul><ul><ul><li>Students design, program, and animate their own games. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>This is where STEM meets creativity. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>It develops: </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>- Mathematical/logical thinking in programming. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>- Art skills to create the graphic and audio assets. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>- Creative thinking to produce a compelling game. </li></ul></ul></ul>
  8. 12. Game Academy Meets STEM <ul><li>Build your own simulations, models, and science games in Scratch . </li></ul>
  9. 13. Big Goals <ul><ul><li>21st Century Literacy: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Computer literacy. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Project management. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Team work. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sustainable Education: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Each generation makes materials for the next. </li></ul></ul>
  10. 14. Introducing Scratch <ul><li>http://scratch.mit.edu/ </li></ul><ul><ul><li>You can make almost anything in Scratch. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Examples (games, paint program, tools, funny cards) </li></ul></ul>
  11. 15. Scratch is… <ul><li>A tool developed at the MIT Media Lab. </li></ul><ul><li>Tile-based programming. </li></ul><ul><li>Sciences. Arts. Creativity. </li></ul><ul><li>Scratch is FUN! Invent what you want. Today, let’s invent the future. </li></ul>
  12. 16. With Scratch You Can Make… <ul><li>Simulations. </li></ul><ul><li>Learning games. </li></ul><ul><li>Tools for science learning. </li></ul>
  13. 17. Scratch and Curricula <ul><li>Scratch is a great way to make science relevant, engaging, and extremely cool for our kids. </li></ul><ul><li>It helps give them the skills to become 21 st century knowledge workers. </li></ul><ul><li>Sustainable Education - Older students master concepts and create interactive learning materials to then help teach younger students. </li></ul>
  14. 18. Scratch and Curricula Alec (high school student) at the MIT Media Lab with students from England and Russia.
  15. 19. Where to go from here… <ul><li>http://scratch.mit.edu/ </li></ul><ul><li>Creativity Academies – train your students and faculty to create their own materials. </li></ul>
  16. 20. Projects in Motion… <ul><li>“ Nano Attack” example </li></ul><ul><li>Game Academy 3D </li></ul><ul><li>Future Learning </li></ul>
  17. 21. Today, with students building…
  18. 22. Cutting Edge: Game Academy 3D <ul><ul><li>Blocks programming (MIT Media Lab) + world’s best 3D graphics (CryEngine) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>In the future, most learning (and entertainment) will be in 3D worlds. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Collaborating with the MIT Media Lab to combine the world’s best authoring tools with the world’s best 3D. </li></ul></ul>
  19. 23. Game Academy 3D <ul><ul><li>Learn Mandarin in magical ways, immersed in online Yuan Ming Yuan, ancient gardens full of mystical creatures and historical figures. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>One-to-one instruction with live tutors from Beijing, role-playing with you in the gardens. </li></ul></ul>
  20. 24. Learn Mandarin in Yuan Ming Yuan
  21. 25. Talk and Role Play with Teachers in Beijing
  22. 26. Create Ecosystems
  23. 27. Create Ecosystems <ul><ul><li>Design the algorithms that grow the flora and fauna. </li></ul></ul>
  24. 28. Create Worlds Create Worlds
  25. 29. International Game Development Competition <ul><ul><li>New STEM challenge each year. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>“ Science Futures” – help visualize and invent the future with your original work. </li></ul></ul>
  26. 30. Kids Build Worlds for Others to Explore Currently in partnership with Bishop Museum…
  27. 31. Kids Build Worlds for Others to Explore
  28. 35. Kids Build Worlds for Others to Explore Currently with Bishop Museum…
  29. 36. Kids Build Worlds for Others to Explore Currently with Bishop Museum…
  30. 39. Blue Mars
  31. 40. Thank You http://hawaiitechacademy.org http://creativeacademies.com/ https:// www.bluemarsonline.com / email: [email_address]

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