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Make, Play, Learn

Empowering teachers to engage student learning in STEM through designing & making video games, together!

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Used by Teachers, After school programs, Summer Camps and Hybrid classrooms around the globe.

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BRING THE SKILLS YOU ALREADY HAVE

Leave the technology and game design expertise to UME! We provide all the resources and instruction so that you can focus on the students learning and collaboration.

CONNECTING WITH STUDENT'S PASSIONS

Tap into students passion to learn through a medium that's relevant to them, video games. With expert assistance and tailored lessons, our curriculum and approach has been tested over thousands of students.

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RELEVANT & MEANINGFUL LEARNING

Students create evolving game projects as they build and acquire new skills using Unity, the engine used to make games like Pokémon Go, Among Us and Marie Kart Tour!

Project Based Learning provides meaningful, skill building experiences that support each student's goals.

UME ACADEMY is...

ACCESSIBLE FROM HOME OR IN-CLASS

Students and teachers can access from anywhere with a computer and web browser.

FOR ANYONE TO FACILITATE

Teachers can facilitate learning using UME’s excellent video lessons, projects and step-by-step instructions.

EASY TO START

No downloads or software installation required. Everything is powered through a web browser and COPPA compliant for learners of any age.

sUPPORTED BY MENTORS

Students can join LIVE online or pre-recorded classes instructed by a UME game design educator.

UME CHECKS THE BOXES

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Aligned with Curriculum

Designing video games develops critical thinking, communication & social-emotional skills. You can teach any subject through video game making!

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Evidence Based

Our approach is based on evidence from production pedagogy, project based learning and digital game making.

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Classroom Ready

We've focused on removing the need for technical training. If you know how to navigate a web browser, you should be good to go!

Still interested in training? We can support you, please contact us!

BACKED BY RESEARCH

"Students who made their own game demonstrated significantly deeper engagement in their learning, demonstrating strategies using system analysis, decision making, and troubleshooting."

- Vos, van der Meijden, and Denessen (2011)

IMPROVING STUDENT OUTCOMES

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Confidence with
Technology

Learning complex technology fosters digital literacy while building confidence and prepares students with career skills.

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College &
Career Readiness

Our courses are based on industry-standard tools allowing students to learn using professional software and design processes, such as user centric and data driven design.

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Collaboration
& Connection

The design process encourages brainstorming, sharing information & ideas as well as listening and developing empathy.

“When using UME Academy I saw a lot of kids coming out of their shells and wanting to take risks, when these same children wouldn't normally take those risks”

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UME IN THE CLASS

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Flexibility & Integration

Our 60 minute Video Game Design skill building lessons & challenge projects are easy to integrate in your program, class or camp!

Students take on real world problems with UME’s project-based learning approach in game design. They work on their own, in pairs, and in cohorts while developing their creative thinking, collaboration, communication and STEM skills.

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Three steps for each lesson

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Watch a UME Game Design video lesson.

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Complete custom lesson challenge using the Unity game engine, streamed to the browser.

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Design, Create and Iterate with their game before publishing for play testing.

Fully Designed Programs

Facilitate the collaboration & learning with our fully designed lesson kits for your After School Program or Summer Camp - full of hands on and physical activities related to the video game design.

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LIVE Virtual Instruction

Book one of our UME certified instructors to host a live virtual lesson. This can be a great way to kick off a camp or course using UME as well as an opportunity for ongoing mentorship as students progress in their projects and skill development.

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Required Technology Resources

UME Required Technology

- One computer or laptop per student - like a Chromebook
- Internet & Web browser - Chrome is preferred
- Nothing to install!

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TESTIMONIALS

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"UME's content has de-stressed a new instructor to the point that their passion and excitement is shining through!"

- Julian, MakeIt Zone

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"I love seeing the energy and excitement that surges through students as they design and build their own playable video games."

- Robert, Secondary Teacher, Surrey BC.

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“UME Academy aligns perfectly with the curriculum, this program checks every box in the Applied Design Skills and Technologies.”

- Joanna, grades 4/5 teacher, Capital Hill Elementary, BC

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GETTING STARTED

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GET A SUBSCRIPTION

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ACCESS RESOURCES & lESSONS

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SHARE COHORT LINK WITH STUDENTS

What's included with UME subscription

  • Access to all UME Lesson Kits, Slides & Print outs
  • Unlimited access to game making lessons, software & projects on our web platform.
  • Individual student project portfolios.
  • Ability to group students by Cohort.
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UME KID SAFE PLEDGE

Children's safety is our priority and that's why we've designed our products and services in alignment with all COPPA requirements and are constantly working to stay current.