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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.

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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. Dr. Farber is an Edutopia blogger and cohost of Ed Got Game, on the BAM! Radio Network, and is a BrainPOP Certified Educator. He was a recipient of a Geraldine... Read More →

Kimberly Hiefje

Deputy Director, play2PREVENT Lab, Yale University School of Medicine
Dr. Hieftje's research interests primarily focus on health promotion and behavior change through the use of videogames. Dr. Hieftje is an Associate Research Scientist at Yale University, School of Medicine, where she is currently involved in the development and testing of several health behavior change videogames. She is the Project Director for a five-year NIH grant that focuses on the development and evaluation an interactive videogame... Read More →
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Steve Isaacs

Teacher, Bernards Township Board of Ed
Steve has been a gamer since the days of Atari and his Apple II+. His parents were initially concerned with how consumed he was with technology. Now they chuckle as he has created a career around his passion. Steve has been teaching Video Game Design and Development for 15 years, starting with his innovative programming at Liberty Corner Computing, the interactive training and gaming center that he and his wife owned and operated for 10 years... Read More →

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

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