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Tuesday, August 20 • 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Dungeon Mastery for Educators

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Despite the recent of explosion of interest and innovation in games in education, most learning game resources continue to relegate educators to the role of scorekeeper or referee at best. This session will comprise a presentation and discussion of ways for educators to become more directly involved in meaningful play with their students, using the role of the Dungeon Master (DM) from traditional tabletop roleplaying games as a model for the mentor/co-player role that educators must adopt to truly take advantage of the learning opportunities afforded by games. As part of the session, participants will roleplay as students in a gamified classroom to explore the outcomes of several different practical game-based interventions, from individual lessons to group projects to gamified syllabi. There will also be an opportunity to sign up for future collaboration with doctoral research into classroom gamification through the University of Albany.  


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Sturdy Knight

University at Albany
Sturdy Knight is a teacher, librarian, and instructional designer from Syracuse, NY. He is currently pursuing a doctorate at the University at Albany, studying the ways in which educators and students interact and play together in games. That is his real, actual name.

Tuesday August 20, 2019 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Room 153 Troy Middle School, 1976 Burdett Avenue, Troy NY12180

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