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Tuesday, June 18 • 11:15am - 11:35am
Museum of Me: Exploring Identity with What Remains of Edith Finch

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There are currently few developmentally appropriate methods for engaging teens in their own social and emotional learning in educational settings. Commercial video games offer rich, mediated, interactive narrative experiences that can be integrated into the classroom to support teen students’ core academic knowledge as well as their social and emotional resilience. This panel will describe how and why educators used the award-winning video game and digital “museum,” and “What Remains of Edith Finch,” as the basis for a curricular unit to engage high school students in building literacy skills as well as key aspects of resilience including autonomy and self-awareness.

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Matthew Farber

Dr. Matthew Farber

Assistant Professor, University of Northern Colorado
Matthew Farber, Ed.D. is an assistant professor of Technology, Innovation, and Pedagogy at the University of Northern Colorado. He has been invited to the White House, to keynote for UNESCO, and he has been interviewed by NPR, USA Today, and The Wall Street Journal. With Karen Schrier... Read More →
avatar for Dr. Susan Rivers

Dr. Susan Rivers

Executive Director & Chief Scientist, iThrive Games
Susan Rivers, PhD, is Executive Director and Chief Scientist of iThrive Games. iThrive is building a network dedicated to using and designing meaningful games with and for teens to support their thriving. She passionately believes that game design and play are powerful tools for learning... Read More →
avatar for Paul Darvasi

Paul Darvasi

Educator, Royal St. George's College/York University
Paul Darvasi is an educator, game designer, speaker, writer, and PhD candidate whose work looks at the intersection of games, culture and learning. His research explores how commercial video games can be used as texts for critical analysis by adolescents, and he has worked with UNESCO... Read More →


Tuesday June 18, 2019 11:15am - 11:35am
Room 105