May 16, 2022
Games are microcosms of the real world, making play and design a springboard for possibility. The Game Design Studio Toolkit supports teens in using game design to lead systems of change, engaging teens in individual and collective reflection and action as they create their own games.
Merging social and emotional learning (SEL), design thinking, and social justice, the toolkit contains more than 50 activities that help teens explore the societal issues they face or witness and think collaboratively and creatively about how to respond to them. Each activity fits into at least one SEL competence and one design thinking stage, supporting skill building in areas necessary for individual and collective wellbeing.
Educators can download the toolkit to bring it to the teens in their school, out-of-school program, museum, library, or summer camp. The Game Design Studio Toolkit is a collaboration of iThrive Games, an organization that supports high school educators in helping teens thrive using game-based curricula and game design, and EdTogether, a nonprofit empowering youth with disabilities to thrive in learning and life.