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8th Annual Games in Education Symposium
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Tuesday, August 5 • 1:15pm - 4:00pm
Making Games instead of Playing Games: Tabletop Game Jams in the Classroom FILLING

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Game Jams are intense game creation sessions where participants create a game around a theme in a short period of time. Most Game Jams are digital, but a Tabletop Game Jam is cheaper, more flexible, and allows everyone to get involved.

During this session, you will first learn about the structure for a Game Jam, and then will participate in a mini Game Jam. By the end of the workshop, you will have gone through the steps of a Game Jam and will be able to facilitate this inexpensive activity in your own classrooms.

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Scott Nicholson

Professor, Wilfrid Laurier University
Dr. Scott Nicholson is the director and professor of the Game Design and Development program at Wilfrid Laurier University in Brantford, Ontario, Canada.  He also runs the BGNlab, which focuses on making games to change the world.  His specialty is in live-action games, like... Read More →


Tuesday August 5, 2014 1:15pm - 4:00pm
Room 106

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