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William Jordan-Cooley

BrainPOP
Instructional Designer
New York
Will is an Instructional Designer specializing in educational games. At BrainPOP, Will works on GameUp, a curated collection of over 100 educational games with K12 alignments and teacher support materials.

Will obtained his M.A. in Instructional Technology and Media from Columbia University Teachers College, where he collaborated with Dr. Joey Lee, the Eggplant Games Lab and the NSF-funded POLAR research group on a variety of games raising awareness and facilitating behavioral change related to climate change. Will developed his interest in games while studying Applied Mathematics at the College of William and Mary, where he discovered the potential of the medium to expand the impact and accessibility of model-based reasoning.