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Tuesday, August 20 • 1:00pm - 2:45pm
Using Games, Game Design, and Play for Authentic Interdisciplinary Learning

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The focus of this workshop is to provide support so participants feel comfortable engaging students in using and creating games to meet any curricular goal. We will look at game elements and mechanics, repurposing game pieces and everyday objects, tips, and hacks for unleashing children’s creativity as they devise, create and test their own games. This is a hands-on workshop, we will share many examples of student and teacher-made games and brainstorm many ways to integrate game making into any curriculum and content area. Participants will have the opportunity to make and modify game elements for their own classroom.


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Amy Shema

PhD, SUNY Brockport
Dr. Amy Shema seeks opportunities to align classroom content with authentic discourse surrounding equity, diversity, and inclusivity. As a professor at the College at Brockport, she works to establish meaningful collaborations with school and community partners in order to engage... Read More →
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Sharon Peck

Associate Professor of Literacy, SUNY Geneseo
Sharon Peck, PhD,  is an associate professor of literacy at SUNY Geneseo, near Rochester, NY. . Sharon enjoys supporting teachers in bringing play back to the classroom. She researches play, language arts, games, puppetry and practices to support urban and English Language Learners... Read More →

Tuesday August 20, 2019 1:00pm - 2:45pm
LGI 1 Troy Middle School, 1976 Burdett Avenue, Troy NY 12180

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