The Scratch Game Design Challenge

Presented at the International Society for Technology Education Conference in San Antonio, TX (2017).

Are you looking to extend your students beyond Come and explore how you could use Scratch ( to empower your students to collaborate, problem solve, and share their learning through the creation of animated stories and computer games.

Purpose and objectives

This workshop is designed for elementary and middle school teachers who are interested in integrating coding across their curriculum using Scratch.

Through attending this workshop, participants will:

  • Explore best practice pedagogical approaches, including pair programming, problem solving, & the use of flipped learning (YouTube/online tutorials), for integrating Scratch coding across the curriculum.
  • Engage in a collaborative, hands-on learning activity, designing and coding a Scratch game
  • Walk away with an online toolkit of teaching resources & activity ideas that participants can download and adapt for classroom use.


Michael Graffin is an ISTE Emerging Leader, currently working as a STEM and Robotics Enrichment teacher in Perth, Western Australia. He is best contacted via Twitter at @mgraffin.