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Baker College of Auburn Hills To Present Gaming For Youth Series Of Workshops

March 02, 2012


Developing math skills through gaming technology
Baker College of Auburn Hills, in partnership with the P.O.W.E.R. Organization (Presenting Opportunities Winning Effectual Results), will present Family Math and Tech Affairs: Gaming for Youth Series + Adults/Guardians, a three-part series of workshops to help youth better understand math through gaming technology. The workshops will be held on March 10, April 14 and May 12, from 12:45 p.m. until 4:30 p.m. each day, on the Baker College of Auburn Hills campus, 1500 University Drive, Auburn Hills.

“The program is an opportunity for youth and their families to discover how math is used in areas that are meaningful in their lives,” said LaToniya A. Jones, P.O.W.E.R. President and Baker College of Auburn Hills Developmental Education Department Chair. “Children are exposed to technology every day. Our mission is to help them learn about math as it applies to gaming technology. Our ultimate goal is to help them transition from being consumers to producers.”

  • The youth topics include:
  • Basic game level design
  • Game development with programming/coding
  • Game development with advanced coding
  • An introduction to the promotion of a final product

Adult topics include:

  • Blogging
  • Exploration of math skill building and test preparation sites
  • Business/professional tech sites (i.e., LinkedIn)

Registration fee for the youth series (ages 10-17) is $45; cost for the series for parents and guardians is $15. There’s also an optional $5 per day charge for parents and guardians. The registration fee must be received before the first session. Space is limited and is on a first come, first served basis.

For more information and to make a reservation, please contact LaToniya Jones at 313.415.8575. Reservations may also be made via the organization’s website: powertheyouth.org.

P.O.W.E.R.‘s mission is to embrace, engage and empower youth in metropolitan communities to increase their math confidence, competency and proficiency.

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