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Learning Innovation Design Lab: Games Master

The facilitator will be responsible for the facilitation of Learning Innovation Design Lab’s after school programmes at Silikamva and Hout Bay High Schools. This role requires an extraordinarily creative individual who has a proven passion for design and programming and ability to inspire youth to discover their own passion and abilities.

2019 will introduce the addition of an all-girls technology club to our existing programmes. In acknowledgement of the important influence of role models for our learners, priority will be given to female applicants.

Position description

Title: Games Master

Closing Date: January 18th 2017

Responsible to: Programmes Manager

Location: Hout Bay School sites

Employment basis: January 28th 2019 – December 6th 2019 renewable contract. 2 month trial period.

Hours: 6-15 hours per week

Remuneration based on experience

  1. Learning Innovation Design Lab

The Learning Innovation Design Lab is a not-for-profit initiative that was launched by Formula D interactive in 2014. The goal of the Learning innovation Design Lab is to find solutions to problems within the context of education here in South Africa, and beyond, by bringing together designers, technology partners, learners and teachers, whilst creating a showcase and testing space for existing innovation.

The world of technology is growing at a rapid pace, but most schools don’t have the resources to keep up. We believe youth should be empowered by learning coding and design skills at an early age. Game Lab is the current initiative of LIDL; an 8-week long, after-school program that teaches children how to design, develop and program their own video games using an online tool called Scratch. To some, choosing to teach video game design may seem like an out of the box idea, but the process actually reinforces educational outcomes and helps the students develop their English and storytelling skills, mathematics and logic competencies and improves social awareness and other interpersonal skills.

The Game Lab course is also designed to provide students with the opportunity to get comfortable with technology and, more specifically, the concepts and approaches to coding, to prepare them for careers in an ever more technology-reliant and engaged world.

  1. Position Background:

The Games Master will be responsible for the co-facilitation of the Game Lab, Learning Arcade, and Girls Who Code, after school programmes at Silikamva and Hout Bay High Schools with 20 learners 3 days per week per school. The Game Master will work in collaboration, co-teaching with a fellow Games Master and will report to the Programmes Manager.

  1. Job Description- Key Responsibilities:
  • Prepare each lesson and ensure Computer Labs are up and running, tech problem solving as needed.
  • Provide facilitation support for Game Lab sessions in partnership with co-Game Master.
  • Perform various administrative duties required to successfully run Game Lab sessions.
  • Contribute to the ongoing development and expansion of the existing LIDL programmes.
  • Provide constant evaluation and feedback on the Game Lab programme to assist in its refinement.
  • Weekly reporting to Programme Manager on learner attendance and the status of the Game Labs.
  1. Key Criteria:

Essential Skills / Experience

  • Having completed matric, or equivalent high school education and demonstrated academic strength– further education in design or computer programing beneficial
  • Facilitation/Teaching/Tutoring experience
  • A love of working with large groups of teenagers.
  • Own transportation to and around Hout Bay
  • Familiarity with Excel, Google Drive/Docs/Forms
  • A strong desire to master foundational Computer Science/Programing Skills and international best practice around its pedagogy.

Desirable Skills / Experience

  • Tertiary study in a relevant field currently underway or complete
  • Conversational Afrikaans / isiXhosa
  • Design/Design Thinking/Art experience
  • Coding Experience- Scratch
    • Prior experience with code and IT will be extremely helpful but is not essential. However, whatever your background, you should be willing to take time to enroll in recommended part time classes that will get you up to speed or extend your existing knowledge.

For further information please contact Ashley Newell info@learnlab.co.za 072 855 1371

To apply please send your CV and a motivational letter describing why you’d make a great Game Master to info@learnlab.co.za by January 18th.

12 December 2018 Posted By : Ashley Newell 0 Comments

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