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Friday, March 11 • 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Child's Play: Game Design As An Educational Gateway

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Society stands to gain a lot from our next generation of kids, who are not only consuming vast amounts of media, but highly engaged with creating media themselves. Research shows the top type of media kids aim to engage in online are games. If we empower them with the tools to make their own games, we give them the opportunity to build valuable technical, artistic, storytelling, media literacy, and complex systems thinking skills. This panel will explore actual classroom case studies and perspectives on the effects of teaching game design to young children.

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Michael Angst

CEOE-Line MediaMichael is the Co-Founder and CEO of E-Line Media, a publisher of game-based learning products and services that engage, educate and empower, helping to prepare youth for lives and careers in the 21st Century. E-Line is the publisher of Gamestar Mechanic, a game and... Read More →

Idit Caperton

MaMaMedia Inc
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Idit Harel Caperton

Pres/FounderWorld Wide WorkshopIdit is a social entrepreneur and a pioneer in using new-media technology for creative learning, innovation and globalization through constructionist learning theory. In 2004 she founded the www.WorldWideWorkshop.org to leverage her unique blend of award-winning... Read More →
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Colleen Macklin

Assoc ProfessorParsons The New School for DesignColleen Macklin is a game designer, an Associate Professor in the school of Art, Media and Technology at Parsons The New School for Design and Director of PETLab (Prototyping Education and Technology Lab), a lab focused on developing... Read More →
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Nina Walia

Assoc DirPBSNina Walia has overseen interaction design and content development of websites and games for the Webby-award winning pbskids.org since 2004. Committed to making a positive impact on the lives of children through curriculum-based games, she has worked with educational television... Read More →

Friday March 11, 2011 3:30pm - 4:30pm CST
Hilton Garden Inn, Sabine

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