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Posted 2007-09-04 by Tony Walsh
This week I resume instructing classes at two Toronto colleges. I'll be teaching four classes weekly for the fall semester, but thankfully the roster is pretty small (under 25 students between both colleges). I prefer small classes not just because the workload is smaller, but because I get a chance to work more closely with students on an individual basis.

For George Brown College's Game Design Program, I'm giving students an introduction to the game industry, conducting intensive workshops involving hands-on play and modification of tabletop games, and teaching basic Flash skills in the production of an animatic (or motion-storyboard). I teach two more semesters after this, including non-digital game prototyping, and "Games, Culture, and Society."

For Centennial College's Game Design + Development Program, I'm instructing classes on some development fundamentals, such as a game industry overview, workshops on communication and documentation, and workshops on writing for games.

This is my third year as a part-time teacher, a profession I only profess to dabble in. I really enjoy teaching (it's a great way to develop old and new skills), but my other professional pursuits are just far too fun to give up!
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Comment posted by Adrian Crook
September 4, 2007 @ 1:56 pm
I didn't know you taught, Tony. I recently started teaching myself, as the Team Management Instructor in the Game Design program at Vancouver Film School.
Comment posted by Tony Walsh
September 5, 2007 @ 7:41 pm
Cool! I love teaching, personally. Hate the prep-work and marking, love the students.
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