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Metro Game Lab currently offers online classes to help students learn the ins and outs of digital recreation. The focus is to promote positive interactions between our students and use cooperative play to help establish good behvioral guidelines around screen usage.

Our class list is expanding! Please check back soon for more.


Cooperative Online Gaming

This course is a follow up course to Introduction to Online Gaming in which we focused on the basic interactions and dynamics among online gamers. This course will provide a framework of how to play with friends online, as well as what is appropriate behavor to expect and tolerate within all digital spaces. In this class, we move into a gaming environment that requires a mindset of team benefit over the individual. In a safe and controlled environment, students will be introduced to the tools for communicating with friends online, as well as appropriate ways to interact with people you know and don’t know.

Family Super Smash Bros. League

This course introduces Joint Media Engagement to households through a family oriented gaming league. Whether among parents and children or between sibilings, there are many benefits when experiencing screen time together. Utilizing family-based Joint Media Engagement can function to provide an activity completed through family interaction and cooperation. In addition, parents can offer opportunities for modeling cooperative play, frustration tolerance, setting time limits around screen time, and having fun completing a challenging quest. Between siblings, Joint Media Engagement can offer a common play interest and goal which can become fun topics of conversation even when off screens. Parents can join in on the conversation too!

Introduction to Digital Recreation & Online Gaming

This course introduces children to playing in a digital space. In a safe and controlled environment, students will be introduced to the tools for communicating with friends online as well as the appropriate ways to interact with people you know and don’t know. Students will be tasked with a group project where coordination, communication and teamwork will be critical to completing the task over a span of the course.