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Thursday, June 12 • 10:30am - 4:00pm
GLS Showcase

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The GLS Showcase (formerly the Educational Game Arcade) is curated by Dennis Ramirez.  Come play games made by your colleagues - then cheer on your favorites at the GLS Showcase Award Ceremony after dinner!

Collapse of Rome

Evan Wright

James Larsen, Erin Bardar, Jodi Asbell-Clarke

Cellvival! Evolutionary concepts as playable mechanics
Andrew Jefferson

The Radix Endeavor
Susannah Gordon-Messer, Louisa Rosenheck, Angie Tung, Jody Clarke-Midura, Jason Haas, Eric Klopfer

After the Storm: A Digital Literacy Game
Kathy Yu Burek, Anne Richards

The Gravity Ether: a physics simulation game with level editor
Kevin Miklasz

NELL: A Game based Approach to Neuroplasticity in Early Language Learning
Bert Snow

Kung-Fu Kitchen: A Physical Therapy Game to Remedy the Negative Consequence of Spasticity
Vero Vanden Abeele, Luc Geurts, Jelle Husson, Lieven Van den Audenaeren, Stef Desmet, Mathijs Verstraete, Bob De Schutter

Education Arcade: Build-a-Tree
Krystal Villanosa, Audrey Hosford, Michael Horn, Florian Block, Chia Shen

Game Arcade: Turn Up the Heat!
Michael Horn, Amartya Banerjee, Sarah D'Angelo, Pei-Yi Kuo, D. Harmon Pollock, Reed Stevens

Down with Food: An iPad Game About Digestion
Chris Berizko, Chantal Fry, James Gamboa, Nathan Petitti, Neil Young

Practice Spanish: A task-based immersive and mobile language learning game
Bert Snow

Go Extinct! A Revolutionary Evolutionary Card Game
Ariel Marcy

Backyard Engineers: Bringing Efficient Design to a Water Balloon Fight
Ellen Jameson, Marshall Behringer, Dave Hoffman, Chenya Chang, Gregg Sanderson

Sanctuary: Asymmetric Interfaces for STEM Learning
Jason Haas

Quest2Teach: Digitally bridging educational theory to practice
Anna Arici, Sasha Barab, Brenden Sewell

Worlds Made to Order in Planet Mechanic
Ellen Jameson, Fiona Zimmer, Flash Kowaleski, Rachel Berkowitz, Alexander Cooney

Bongo Balance: Scaffolding Work with Chemical Equations
Ellen Jameson, Marshall Behringer, Ryan Baron

Reach for the Sun: The Seeds of Strategy
Ellen Jameson, Fiona Zimmer, Marshall Behringer

Mark Stenerson, Ted Lauterbach, John Karczewski, Kurt Squire

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Anna Arici

Tempe, Arizona, USA, Arizona State University
Anna is a learning scientist and Director of Quest2Teach, designing and researching 3D immersive learning environments for pre-service and in-service teachers. Anna has been researching and creating curriculum for games-based learning for the past dozen years within QuestAtlantis... Read More →
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Jodi Asbell-Clarke

Director, EdGE at TERC
I direct a team of game designers, researchers, and learning scientists who live and work on the edge of science and play.
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Sasha Barab

Tempe, Arizona, USA, Arizona State University
My work involves the seamless integration of bounded games (where players can fail safely, receive embedded assessment, and have consequentiality in the confines of a fictional world) and larger, flexible 'meta-game' structures and affinity spaces that foster user-driven extensions... Read More →
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Marshall Behringer

Madison, WI, USA, Filament Games
Marshall is the Community Development & Outreach Specialist at Filament Games. A former educator, he grows and engages with the community of educators and classrooms that Filament works with on a regular basis. He directs user testing and advocates for teacher and learner needs as... Read More →
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Kathy Yu Burek

New York, NY, United States, Classroom, Inc.

Chantal Fry

Undergraduate Student, University of California, Irvine
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Susannah Gordon-Messer

Education Content Manager, The Education Arcade, MIT
The Radix Endeavor, a multiplayer online game for high school STEM learning. radixendeavor.org
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Jason Haas

Cambridge, MA, United States, Scheller Teacher Education Program
Jason is a Research Assistant and PhD candidate in The Education Arcade and the Center for Mobile Learning in the MIT Media Lab. He is also an Early Career Scholar at the Harvard Graduate School of Education in the Spencer New Civics Education Program.His research focuses on designing... Read More →
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Dave Hoffman

UX Artist, Filament Games
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Michael Horn

Evanston, Illinois, United States, Northwestern University
I'm an assistant professor at Northwestern University with a joint appointment in Computer Science and the Learning Sciences. I direct of the Tangible Interaction Design and Learning (TIDAL) Lab, and my research focuses on the intersection of human-computer interaction and learning... Read More →

Audrey Hosford

Northwestern University undergraduate pursuing full-time software development with General Motors IT in Atlanta, Georgia in July 2014.
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Ellen Jameson

Learning Specialist, Filament Games
I am a Learning Specialist at Filament Games, and a Visiting Research Associate at Indiana University's Center for Research on Learning and Technology. My research interests include investigating the use of games to facilitate education and discussion around issues in environmental... Read More →

Andrew Jefferson

I'm a doctoral candidate at Cornell University, making and testing an educational video game as my dissertation. My background is in cognitive psychology, and I drew on that as well as theories of game design to design Cellvival! a game to teach high school students evolutionary principles... Read More →
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Flash Kowaleski

Project Assistant, Filament Games

Pei-Yi Kuo

PhD Student, Northwestern University
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James L Larsen

I'm interested in leveraging games and play to get people outside or to better connect people to real world experiences. My projects include STEMlandia XR, SportsLab, and Mission to Europa (a VR mystery).
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Ariel Marcy

Founder, STEAM Galaxy Studios

Kevin Miklasz

Director of Digital Learning, Iridescent
The science research interests of Kevin Miklasz are using physics and engineering to understand why organisms look the way they do. His PhD dissertation is on how size and shape effect the physics of small algae. He currently works for Iridescent as Director of Digital Learning... Read More →
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Erin Bardar, PhD

Education Materials Director, EdGE at TERC
As Education Materials Director for EdGE at TERC, my role includes elements of game design, outreach, and curriculum development. I work with the design team to help ensure that beneath all the fun, the games we develop are grounded in science that is both accurate and aligned with... Read More →
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Dennis Ramirez

Technical Director, USC IMGD, Videogame Researcher


Evanston, Illinois, United States, Northwestern University

Anne Richards

Vice President of Product Development, Classroom Inc.
Games, storytelling and the intersection of play and learning
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Louisa Rosenheck

Ed Tech Designer & Researcher, MIT
Louisa Rosenheck is the Associate Director and Creative Lead of the MIT Playful Journey Lab. She manages the design, content, and development of educational games and software, and oversees the research on how ed tech can be effectively used in both formal and informal educational... Read More →
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Bob De Schutter

Oxford, Ohio, United States, Miami University
I'm a designer, researcher and teacher. My research interests are game design, the older audience of digital games, and the use of games for non-entertainment purposes.

Brenden Sewell

Game Designer, E-Line Media
I am a game designer for E-Line Media, serving as design lead for the development of the Quest2Teach series of games for teacher professional development, and the Atlantis Remixed games targeting middle school curriculums, in conjunction with Arizona State University's Center for... Read More →
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Chia Shen

Director&Senior Research Fellow, Harvard University
How can useful data visualization, innovative designs and fluid human-display interaction help us to solve social issues including learning, education and health?

Bert Snow

Vice President, Design, Muzzy Lane Software
I lead design at Muzzy Lane, where for the last decade we have been working on design and production of a wide variety of game-based learning projects as well as technology to power them. I'm interested in research that relates to this work, including game-based assessment as well... Read More →
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Mark Stenerson

Madison, WI, United States, University of Wisconsin - Madison
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Evan Wright

7th Grade Technology Teacher, Troy Middle School
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Fiona Zimmer

Game Artist, Filament Games
Fiona has been doodling since she was old enough to hold a pencil, and has been working for Filament Games for nigh on seven years. When not subverting the dominant paradigm, she enjoys tabletop RPGs, video games, and reading (and occasionally writing) genre fiction.

Thursday June 12, 2014 10:30am - 4:00pm CDT
Great Hall

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