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New Game Development and Design Pathway at Monte Vista High School

Monte Vista High School is implementing a new Game Design and Development Pathway with a cohort of tenth grade students. This new pathway will be implemented with the Linked Learning approach where students take their Game Design and Development class together with their English, World History and Biology classes as a cohort. The teacher team participated in a two week Linked Learning Summer Institute where they designed inter-disciplinary projects to engage students through authentic, client-driven real-world challenges.

The Monte Vista GD&D team visited Sony Online Entertainment here in San Diego for an amazing industry tour. The team was able to meet with and speak to professionals from all aspects of the Game Design Industry including: Customer Service, Quality Assurance, Production, Design, Programming, Community, Marketing and Public Relations, and Art. The industry professionals shared specific Game Design and Development skills needed, as well as the work readiness skills of effective communication and teamwork. Thank you to the Sony Online Entertainment team who arranged this tour and to the Monte Vista team who brought the pathway to life.

Monte Vista Team with Sony Staff