As many schools explore new models of teaching and learning in response to COVID-19, we’ve created free resources, tools, and training to help educators support and engage their students.
This year, going back to school looks very different for schools and students around the world. As educators, you are on the front lines of figuring out how to meet students’ needs in a rapidly changing learning environment — finding engaging ways to teach remotely, quickly getting up to speed with new technologies, and keeping on top of shifting policies and guidelines.
To make this challenging time easier, we’ve created resources and tools to help you learn and teach Unity and real-time 3D development effectively in the new normal. We’re also launching a new live online series, where we invite you to learn and share best practices, challenges, and successes with a supportive and engaged community of passionate Unity educators.
Learn and get live support from Unity experts and fellow educators
This fall, we’re kicking off Unity Educators Live, a new series of free professional development sessions facilitated by Unity Education and our community of Unity instructors. This live series is open to all education professionals at the secondary and post-secondary levels, including instructors, school administrators, program managers, and curriculum designers. You’ll hear from guest speakers from industry and education, as well as engage in structured interactions with other teachers to exchange new ideas, challenges and successes.
The biweekly live sessions will focus on a variety of topics, including how to teach Unity across subject areas, helpful pedagogical approaches, educator spotlights, and the latest developments in Unity and the rapidly evolving fields of real-time and interactive development.
The series launches on September 15 with a kick-off session focusing on the current state of interactive development in classrooms. Register here for the entire series, and attend the sessions that best suit your interests and availability.
You can also connect with other Unity educators by joining the Unity Teach Community Facebook group, an active community of secondary and higher-education instructors sharing best practices, resources, and candid discussion.
Free Unity licenses for teaching and learning
Did you know that many schools are eligible to receive free Unity licenses for learning and instruction? The Unity License Grant Program can help equip your students with new skills to boost their success. Qualified not-for-profit academic institutions and programs should apply online. Find out if your academic institution or program qualifies for free education grant licenses here.
Students enrolled at an accredited educational institution may be eligible for a free Unity Student Plan and a selection of free assets to accelerate their projects. They’ll have access to the same real-time 3D development platform and workflows that professionals use to create immersive experiences across industries such as gaming, architecture, film and television, and more. It’s now even easier to get started in Unity with the inclusion of Bolt, a simple visual scripting tool to start creating content in Unity without writing a single line of code. Find out more and get access.
Access a robust library of learning resources
We’ve created tutorials and webinars to help you get started teaching Unity to your students, whether you’re teaching computer coding, game development, or integrating Unity into your teaching across subjects. We’ll help you to integrate Unity into your curriculum and teach students how to create interactive experiences in 2D, 3D, AR, and VR. Get started here.
All of these resources and more are available to you for free. We want to help you make the transition to distance and remote learning and also equip your students with skills that will help them succeed in these challenging times. From live learning sessions to tutorials, to free educational Unity licenses to student plans, to a library of resources, to a live, supportive community of other educators who are navigating through this school season along with you, we’ve got the resources you need to make this year a success.