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
Bring game design to your partners with in-class programs and teacher training workshops.
Bring UME to your school with community themed programs that promote global citizenship.
Create opportunities for youth to learn in a safe, engaging environment at our after school programs and camps.
Sponsor events that provide opportunities for youth to learn skills that will enrich their future.
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.
UME provides a variety of themes for your classroom. Choose a theme that enhances your curriculum.
Access to technology can often be a barrier to learning. Your UME instructor provides all the
equipment and technology needed, no WiFi required.
Our instructors are bilingual speaking both English and French! We are happy to work with immersion programs.
"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."
Evans Elementary, Chilliwack
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.
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.
Create school-wide events that foster community, engaging students in social responsibility and global citizenship.
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.
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!
UME's programs can be delivered to a class, grade or school-wide. We adapt the delivery and complexity to age appropriate levels ensuring
that all students can participate.
Having access to technology can be a barrier to running programs in partnerss and organizations. That’s why your UME instructor provides laptops and a projector, no WiFi required.
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.
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.
“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.
After school programs typically run for 6-10 weeks, with a weekly 1-2hr class. We understand that each community is different and modify our programs to meet time and budget constraints they may have.
Our half-day and full-day workshops introduce students to the Design Process and Career exploration into creative tech through a variety of activities including board game creation and video game design.
Play is Learning. We don’t just spend our week “on screens”, students build multi-dimensional board games, design fashion, code software, build hardware and more!
"Joanne has been an absolute pleasure to work with. She is very professional and organized and just terrific with the kids."
Arts Programmer, Cultural Services, Anvil Centre
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.
Host an Event
Share your amazing facilities with students by hosting a half or full-day workshop in game design. UME can help connect the game design process to those in your company.
Sponsor a Program
Our in-class programs can be delivered for as little as $20-25 per student covering 6-10 hrs of instruction. Partner with UME to make or game design programs accessible to all.