Do you like to play video games? Have you ever wanted to create your own video games? Then you should sign up for ENGAGE!

Early experiences with STEM help to build students’ confidence with new technologies. That’s why we’ve created ENGAGE. Delivered by GSSM’s Center for Science Education & Outreach, ENGAGE is designed to impact students through early interest and awareness of STEM studies.

One six-week after-school ENGAGEMENT will be delivered this fall to 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students. Activities will center on computer programming through game design using Kodu technology. Students will use creativity, critical thinking skills, and deductive reasoning as they explore game design with the Kodu software.

Join ENGAGE today to make new friends while learning coding skills that can fuel your future!

Engage is now full for the Fall of 2020.


  • Six virtual sessions of captivating fun learning to code while designing and playing video games.
  • Opportunities to connect with GSSM’s residential students who will serve as instructors and role models.


  • Personal email address (parent or student; must be able to receive outside emails) to access Canvas, our web-based learning platform, and receive all notifications and instructions from instructors.
  • Computer with internet connection that can handle video conferencing using Zoom.
  • Headset recommended for audio quality, but not required.
  • Computer that can download and run Kodu Game Lab software.

GSSM cannot be held responsible to block inappropriate internet material from your family’s computer or internet connection. GSSM firewalls do not protect your home networks. Instructors will provide websites for students to explore, and they cannot be held responsible for popup ads or other links that the student may follow.

Space is limited to 25 students.


4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Mondays, October 5 - November 9, 2020


Free of charge


6th, 7th, 8th


September 25, 2020