Unity Technologies has announced it is bringing its educational programs Create with Code and Unity Teach initiatives out of beta and into classrooms.
Unity Teach is a dedicated platform for teachers and educators that allows them to connect with one another, share resources, and improve curriculums as a community. Create with Code, meanwhile, is a Unity course for high school students that works them through Unity programming, including lessons, quizzes, and projects.
Both initiatives have previously been available in beta, but will now enter full release under Unity's education umbrella. The programs will both be available to any educator for free. Unity additionally has a program for qualifying educators at not-for-profit institutions are able to obtain free Unity Education Edition licenses through an application process on Unity's website. However, both Create with Code and Unity Teach will exist outside of that program and educators will not need to apply for a grant to receive them for free
"When it comes to introducing students to current science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics (STEAM) skills, today's teachers face an unprecedented challenge," said Unity VP and global head of education Jessica Lindl. "Technology is in a constant state of evolution and even today's best engineers struggle to ensure their professional knowledge remains current. Create with Code and Unity Teach directly solve for this problem by providing our educator community with the resources and curriculum needed to confidently teach students development and design using Unity."