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Tuesday, June 10 • 10:00am - 12:00pm
AM6: Empowering Student and Teacher Making through Games: Institute of Play in Quest Schools

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Empowering Student and Teacher Making through Games: Institute of Play in Quest Schools
Brendon Trombley, Shula Ehrlich

This workshop will provide an overview of games and learning; give concrete examples from our work with teachers and students at New York City public school, Quest to Learn; and cover the key components of game-based learning. Participants will see examples of game-based learning in action, play and modify a game that has been developed with teachers and students at the Quest schools, and engage in playful design activities to understand how games are effective tools for student engagement and for building 21st century skills such as complex problem-solving, empathy, collaboration, and creativity.


Shula Ehrlich

Lead Game Designer, Institute of Play
Shula Ehrlich is Lead Game Designer at Institute of Play, a New York based non-profit leveraging the power of play for education. She spends much of her time working with teachers at the Institute-founded public school, Quest to Learn, developing learning games and game-like curricula. Shula's passions are around engaging people (of all ages) through games and reintroducing the fun back into learning! She is also super passionate about... Read More →
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Brendon Trombley

Game Designer, Institute of Play
Brendon Trombley is a game designer, educator, and adventurer living in New York City. His passions involve games, technology, learning, travel, and food, and he tries to mix and match them whenever possible (be careful when combining food and technology!). | | Brendon is a graduate of the New Media Design program at Rochester Institute of Technology, where he trained in the principles of design in addition to a wide array of... Read More →

Tuesday June 10, 2014 10:00am - 12:00pm

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