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Tuesday, June 18 • 4:15pm - 5:05pm
Project Briefs: Students and Educators as Game Designers

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The game industry has grown to become a $140 Billion industry and is predicted to exceed $180 Billion by 2021. Providing students with an opportunity to develop their own games takes students from player to creator while learning authentic career readiness skills. Hear from educators who have brought these opportunities into the classroom in order to create inclusive design teams allowing students to engage in the iterative design process and experience a variety of roles common to the industry. In addition you will hear from educators who have brought their love of game design into the classroom by creating game based experiences for students and training educators to do the same.  

Moderator: Elisabeth Gee

Cédric Ceulemans
Co-creating Serious Games for Peace

Matthew Farber & Kevin Miklasz
GGJ Next: A Global Game Jam for Youth

Noa Lahav
EdVenture: Enabling Educators to Create Immersive Game-Based Learning Experiences

Peggy Sheehy
Your Game is Our Textbook?

Santhosh Kumar Subramanian
Games by Children for Children

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Elisabeth Gee

Professor, Arizona State University
Elisabeth (Betty) Gee is a professor and the Delbert and Jewell Lewis chair in Reading and Literacy at Arizona State University. She studies the social, cultural, and intellectual dimensions of game-related learning in out-of-school settings. Her recent projects have focused on families... Read More →

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Dr. Philipp Busch

Project Manager, GIZ
Dr. Philipp Busch works for GIZ since October 2014. In spring 2018 he finished his doctoral thesis about "Gameful Approaches in Development Cooperation", now teaches Gamification and Agile Methods at the University of Mainz. Philipp works at GIZ for the Social Innovation Team in Cairo... Read More →
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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 →
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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 →
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Kevin Miklasz

VP, Data and Prototyping, BrainPOP
Kevin has worked in and around the fields of game design and education for the last 10 years. As a trained scientist, he has a PhD in Biology from Stanford University, but has spent his time gaining a smattering of diverse experiences in education: designing science curriculum, teaching... Read More →
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Noa Lahav

Community Manager, Ministry of Education Israel
Founder of EdVenture. Community Manager at the Technological Innovation Unit in the Ministry of Education. Former science teacher, instructor and coordinator. M.Ed in science education, studying edTech and creativity.
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Cédric Ceulemans

Learning Experience Designer, Butterfly Works
As a learning experience expert, Cedric coordinates educational projects from their early research phase to their handover to partners. Thanks to his experience in both international development and design, he offers a keen eye on learning experience, making it both dynamic and relevant... Read More →
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Santhosh Kumar Subramanian

Principal Designer, The Gamification Republic
For Santhosh, just like Theatre, Storytelling, painting, Games are medium of expression. He has been working with children and adults (and private and not-for-profit institutions) for more than a decade. After dabbling with various forms of play and working with thousands of children... Read More →

Tuesday June 18, 2019 4:15pm - 5:05pm EDT
Room 105