WITS has implemented a new digital initiative in partnership with Histrionix Learning Company. WITS Digital is an innovative program that combines writing and game-based technologies, bridging the process of writing with that of game design. Through game play, students become creators versus consumers of media, using their writing as the foundation for design as a new method for publication.
- STEM and IB-aligned game-based writing workshops
- Interactive learning through technology and design, helping students become creators and storytellers through digital media
- Digital portfolio for student games
- Game Jam/Story Slam for each class that includes access to National STEM Video Game Challenge
Game Jam Story Slam
WITS Digital is using video games to strengthen students’ writing skills. Listen to the Game Jam Story Slam coverage on NPR.
“It really is hiding the vegetables in the meatloaf,” explains Najah Callander, who handles community investment with the United Way. “It’s giving them something that they need, but dressed up as something that they want.”
Thank you WITS Digital partners!
The United Way of Greater Houston