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Wednesday, June 19 • 2:45pm - 3:35pm
Project Briefs: Your Game is Our Textbook

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When Game Based Learning is implemented effectively, the game serves as the medium for learning. Students learn from the experiences provided through the game play. This quick take series will highlight the work of a number of outstanding educators who are using games as the primary vehicle for learning.  

Moderator: Peggy Sheehy

Vít Šisler
Stories of Nazi occupation in a classroom: Lessons learnt from Attentat 1942

Ben Spieldenner
Technical Reading & Writing Through Games

Jessica Ochoa Hendrix
A Discussion with Stakeholders of Piloting Games in Schools

Owen Gottlieb
Teaching Prosocial Religion from 12th Century Cairo: Lost & Found

Moderators
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Peggy Sheehy

Game Master, Suffern Central School District
Peggy Sheehy is an educator and change agent with strong opinions about education. She strives to create learning environments where students can take charge and experience agency, autonomy, and authenticity. For the past twenty-two years, she has served as classroom teacher, district... Read More →

Speakers
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Owen Gottlieb

Assistant Professor, Rochester Institute of Technology/ConverJent
Owen Gottlieb, Ph.D. is Assistant Professor of Interactive Media and Learning at the Rochester Institute of Technology. He is the founder and lead research faculty at the Initiative in Religion, Culture, and Policy at the RIT MAGIC Center. Gottlieb's mobile ARG , Jewish Time Jump... Read More →
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Ben Spieldenner

Game-Based Learning Specialist, Ashland City Schools
Ben Spieldenner teaches English and is a Game-Based Learning Specialist for Ashland City Schools (Ashland, OH). His passion is helping students and teachers discover how much fun learning can be. He created and wrote two new high school courses: Technical Reading & Writing Through... Read More →
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Jessica Ochoa Hendrix

CEO & Co-Founder, Killer Snails
Jessica Ochoa Hendrix, CEO of Killer Snails, has worked in K-12 education since 2003. Prior to co-founding Killer Snails, she worked as an educational consultant whose clients included Relay Graduate School of Education and the Charter Network Accelerator. Previously, she worked for... Read More →
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Vít Šisler

Assistant Professor, Charles University
Vit Sisler is a lead game designer of the award-winning video game Attentat 1942, which explores World War II through the eyes of survivors. He is also an Assistant Professor of New Media Studies at Charles University, where he focuses on serious games, educational simulations and... Read More →


Wednesday June 19, 2019 2:45pm - 3:35pm
Room 104