8th Annual Games in Education Symposium
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Tuesday, August 5

11:15am EDT

The Game is UP: A Gameshow featuring some of your favorite GiE presenters, Hosted by Chris Haskell
Limited Capacity seats available

From Oregon Trail to Second Life to World of Warcraft, the evolution of digital game and socialization spaces as classrooms continues to dazzle and delight some while frightening and concerning others. This panel game-based learning expert educators, moderated by Dr. Chris Haskell from Boise State University, will look into the future of these spaces and attempt to describe the classroom of 2023. Panelists to include Peg Sheehy (WoW is schools), Lucas Gillespie (Minecraft is Schools), Andrew Miller (@betamiller), Marianne Malmstrom (Atlantis Rising), and others.

Session Learning Outcomes
As gaming spaces become ubiquitous, we move into them for the purpose of learning. Perhaps this is because the educators enjoy the rush, the students enjoyed the digital frontiers, or maybe, just maybe, they serve as effective digital learning spaces. This panel discussion will unpack what makes these spaces so valuable and what they may look like in the future.
- What are the platforms that are likely to stick around or emerge?
- What changes in the Internet, mobile Internet, and consoles will mean for teaching and learning and digital spaces?
- How can teachers identify, learn about, and inhabit the digital game-spaces of the future?

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Chris Haskell

Clinical Assistant Professor, Boise State University
Dr. Chris Haskell plays video games for a living, or at least that’s what his friends think. He's the director of the Varsity eSports At Boise State. As a professor and researcher, Chris also focuses on the impact of videogames, virtual worlds, social media, and digital culture... Read More →

Tuesday August 5, 2014 11:15am - 12:00pm EDT
Room 166

1:15pm EDT

Teaching STEAM with MinecraftEDU
Limited Capacity seats available

A group of Minecraft and education enthusiasts will describe our experience developing informal STEM curriculum using MinecraftEDU to teach subjects such as mechanics (physics), computer programming, art history, writing, logic, history, and math through architecture.

Our program serves students in the Albany School District during the school year and camp attendees from around the capital district in the summer.

The panel will include curriculum developers, project leaders, and teen mentors from our informal STEAM program at Siena College.

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Michele McColgan

Associate Professor, Siena College
Dr. Michele McColgan is an Associate Professor of Physics and Astronomy at Siena College. She is the founder of Siena's Informal STEM Program and summer STEM Camps, as well as the Director of the Urban Scholars program where hands-on, project-based activities and gaming teach real-world... Read More →

Tuesday August 5, 2014 1:15pm - 2:00pm EDT
Room 166