UME's game design programs engage youth while instilling important skills and processes.

We transform children from consumers to creators of content, while fostering problem solving skills which help them succeed in other areas of learning.

Partner with UME

Educators

Bring game design to your partners with in-class programs and teacher training workshops.

PAC

Bring UME to your school with community themed programs that promote global citizenship.

Community

Create opportunities for youth to learn in a safe, engaging environment at our after school programs and camps.

Corporate

Sponsor events that provide opportunities for youth to learn skills that will enrich their future.

In-Class Programs

UME Academy provides all the equipment and technology needed to stage a full Game Design program in either French or English. Our instructors deliver game design lessons independently, or in collaboration with classroom teachers.

At the end of each session, students are able to share their games online as well as download their projects to continue working on them at home or in school.

Program Length and Cost

The typical program runs 4-6 weeks for 1 or 1.5 hours per session. We work with your schedule to make this a convenient way to bring technology into the partners.

At UME, we recognize that each school has a different socio-economic makeup and we work with you to deliver a program that enriches your students at a cost that parents can afford.

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What Teachers Think

"Seeing the different types of games that teachers were creating in the workshop gave me great ideas on how to simplify designs for my K-1 students."

Christine Munroe,
Evans Elementary, Chilliwack

Professional Development

We design and facilitate professional development programs for educators, cultural institutions and organizations, across subject areas and disciplines. Our programs support educators in bringing technology, play and design into their teaching practice to create more student-centered learning environments. Educators learn to use the pedagogical power of games to increase student engagement, activate key 21st Century skills, and improve learning outcomes.

Workshops

Host an UME professional development workshop on-site or attend an UME off-site event and join a group of teachers from around the city to learn about game design in the classroom.

Parent Advisory Councils

Create school-wide events that foster community, engaging students in social responsibility and global citizenship.

Special Programs

Create global citizens by challenging students in your school to design games around an important topic in your community. Students of all ages and ability can work together to identify problems and create solutions in a fun, engaging activity that fosters collaboration, communication and creativity.

Fundraising

Holding a fundraising event for your school? UME is happy to provide donations in the form of camps and after school programs to help make your fundraiser a success!

Community Programs

Engage youth in your communities with UME programs that resonate with their passions and bring them together for fun, collaborative learning experiences that educate and entertain.

Community Centres

Engage youth in your community with UME programs that resonate with their passions, bringing them together for fun, collaborative learning experiences that educate and entertain.

Youth Outreach

“Play video games, make video games”, it’s an attractive proposition for at-risk youth, providing them with a safe and positive environment to connect with adults, learn, socialize and be inspired.

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What Community Centres Think

"Joanne has been an absolute pleasure to work with. She is very professional and organized and just terrific with the kids."

Hannah Bennett,
Arts Programmer, Cultural Services, Anvil Centre

Corporate

Sponsor a school or host an event, inspiring youth via social outreach programs. We’ve partnered with Microsoft, DigiBC and Atomic Cartoons to host special events and programs that bring fundamental skills in technology to youth and help them see a path towards exciting careers.

Connecting the Dots

Technology and automation have opened a world of opportunity. Critical thinking, creative problem solving and a fundamental understand of the processes used to bring ideas to life are more important than ever.

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What Teachers Think

"Seeing the different types of games that teachers were creating in the workshop gave me great ideas on how to simplify designs for my K-1 students."

Christine Munroe,
Evans Elementary, Chilliwack

Why Games?

Benefits of Game Design