Unity announces schemes to help teach computer science in the classroom
Unity Technologies has announced two schemes to help teach computer science using the Unity engine in the classroom. Create with Code is a comprehensive course for educators to teach computer science using Unity, while Unity Teach provides a platform and ecosystem for educators who want to teach Unity.
Upon completion of the Create with Code course, students will also have the opportunity to test their skills by applying for the Unity Certified User: Programmer Certification, an industry-recognized credential that validates their proficiency in programming using Unity technology.
Where create with Code provides content aimed at students, the Unity Teach platform is for educators who value the importance of STEM in education but lack the expertise or support network needed to teach new technologies. According to the announcement “the goal of Unity Teach is to act as a platform where educators can go to learn from each other, share technological challenges, and celebrate successes. The platform is comprised of various resources including lesson plans, examples of student projects, professional development sessions, and a powerful community to enable educators to not only teach Unity but keep their curriculum current to match the fast-paced, technology-centred workforce that exists today”.
You can find out more about the initiatives on the Unity website.