Here are your resources on how to organize a Local Globeys event, nominate students and games for the Regional Globeys, and celebrate Finalists & Winners of the National Globeys!
What is The Globeys: Every year, Globaloria students participate in The Globeys, a national competition that is the culmination of the year-long Globaloria program. The Globeys celebrates excellence in game design and coding process, and motivate students to dig deeper in their learning, while developing real-world CS skills using industry-standard tools. Students work on their projects throughout the school year and teachers submit nominations to the competition on their last day of school. Students are competing locally, regionally and nationally. Finalists and Winners are selected by an expert panel of industry game designers, computer scientists and STEM innovators.
Vision and Background: 2016 marks the 9th year of The Globeys. It is our largest ever, with 661 participating classes and 14,468 students in 15 states throughout the nation. Established in 2008, The Globeys Competition is an integral curricular component in the total learning experience of all Globaloria students nationwide. It was designed to enhance students’ STEM skills and computational innovation, motivate and pace them creatively through the complexity of Globaloria courses. Over the years, specific awards were established for recognizing achievements, learning processes, projects and conceptual mastery of educational content in each of our courses.
Equal-opportunity for constructionist learning and growth mindset among learners and teachers: ALL students are automatically eligible, simply by being students in schools that provide Globaloria CS courses. In the process, students learn what it takes to follow the course in full, complete all assignments, be creative, collaborative and persistent problem solvers, respect their learning process and document details of game-content research, technical quality, project-based assignments as much as the details of their final product.
Stats for 2016: It is the largest program of its kind in the nation, and also unique in terms of cultivating diversity and creativity in mastering and applying computer science concepts in K12 public-school contexts – rural, urban, large and small, as some of our past years’ Finalists and Winners demonstrate. This year, we expect 1,962 Local Nominations on 9 categories, which will result in 200 Regional Finalists, 80 National Finalists and 9 winners. In addition, 3 students will be selected as the Best in Elementary School, Middle School and High School.
Local, Regional and National Globeys
Schools and Districts are provided with a variety of award categories that best highlight their student progress and achievement. The Globeys Toolkit (see navigation menu on the left) includes instructions and insights on how to send invitations to judges, organize the judging process and prizes through donations and sponsorships. The location can be your classroom, school auditorium, gym or library, a local community center or a museum, or a nearby tech corporation.
Local Teacher Nominations are entered into Regional Globeys. (If your school/district is not hosting Local Globeys, educators can still nominate students to enter into Regional Globeys. All nominations must be submitted for Regionals by the last day of school. Regional Finalists are announced in July 2016.
Winners of Regional Globeys feed into the 2016 National Globeys. Finalists and Winners are awarded certificates and prizes (laptops, gaming headsets, subscriptions to online courses, and entry into prestigious game design competitions and scholarships such as the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards and ESA LOFT Video Game Innovation Fellowship). National Finalists are announced in August 2016 and National Winners are announced in September 2016.