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9th Annual Games in Education Symposium
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Friday, August 7 • 9:15am - 10:00am
Keynote: Passion-Driven Learning

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What really drives learning?  When we allow for student choice and interest to enter the learning environment we provide authentic opportunities for students to have agency as they are empowered about the learning process. Students rarely have opportunities to make choices about learning.  Why not?   Games provide a natural fit for tapping into student interest when it comes to learning as students make authentic choices, solve real problems, and demonstrate their creativity.  As educators we can model passion, learn alongside our students, and encourage them to find and pursue their passion.  This session will highlight educators that clearly bring their passion and invite student passion into the learning environment with great results.  While full on education reform takes time and may seem daunting, embracing passion in learning can transform your practice and the experience of your students.  Games are not the only vehicle to bringing passion into school but they certainly tap into the interest of so many making game based learning a strong frame of reference for passion-driven learning.  

Speakers
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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 →


Friday August 7, 2015 9:15am - 10:00am
Auditorium SUNY Poly, 255 Fuller Rd, Albany, NY 12203

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