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9th Annual Games in Education Symposium
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Thursday, August 6 • 2:30pm - 3:15pm
The Games4Ed Initiative: Immersive Learning Through Games

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Games4Ed (G4E) is a newly formed initiative designed to take a critical look at furthering opportunities to use games as a vehicle to advance learning opportunities for our students.

Our goal is to establish collaborations among educators, researchers, game developers, publishers and policy makers to further the use of games to help the education sector fulfill the mission of preparing children to become successful 21st century learners and citizens.

In this session we will explore 5 critical issues that have the potential to blow open the doors for fun immersive learning through games. Please be prepared to participate, as we all know that the truest path to engaged learning starts with active participation.

Speakers
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Matt Farber

Teacher, Adjunct Instructor, Doctorate, New Jersey City University
Matthew Farber, Ed.D. teaches social studies at Valleyview Middle School, in Denville, New Jersey. He holds a Doctorate Degree in Educational Technology Leadership from New Jersey City University, where he is an adjunct instructor. He is also a part-time lecturer at Rutgers University... Read More →
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Steve Isaacs

Teacher, Game Design and Development, Esports Advisor, Bernards township public schools
Steve Isaacs has been teaching since 1992. In 1998 began teaching in Bernards Township, NJ where he developed an internationally recognized middle and high school game development program. Steve is a pioneer in using VR and AR in the classroom. He is a champion for student choice... Read More →
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Yale Center for Health & Learning Games/play2PREVENT Lab

Research Scientist, Yale Center for Health & Learning Games
The Yale Center for Health & Learning Games, which houses the play2PREVENT Lab, builds and evaluates videogames that prevent adverse outcomes and promote healthy lives in youth and young adults, using the most rigorous scientific methods available.
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Mitch Weisburgh

3DBear Inc.
Mitch Weisburgh is a long time CoSN supporter and has worked as an EdTech advisor for almost 20 years. He has twice served as Education Chair of the Software and Information Industry Association (SIIA). Mitch is COO of 3DBear Inc. Mitch has also given classes on Portuguese and Chilean... Read More →


Thursday August 6, 2015 2:30pm - 3:15pm EDT
Room 202 Tech Valley High School, 246 Tricentennial Drive, Albany, NY 12203

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