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Monday, August 14 • 2:30pm - 3:20pm
Learning Through Making Games with ARIS

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In this session, educators, designers, and researchers will share stories and approaches for facilitating, implementing, and assessing youth game design for learning with the ARIS platform. Beth Stofflet will outline the pragmatics of classroom facilitation using as an example her middle school social science lesson in which students make games as an alternative to writing papers. Jim Mathews will discuss a range of implementations to illustrate design tradeoffs and considerations across learning contexts including in after school and place-based settings. Breanne Litts will describe strategies for capturing and assessing student learning, especially computational thinking skills, in ARIS game design activities.

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Breanne Litts

Assistant Professor, Utah State University
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Jim Mathews

Field Day Lab, UW Madison
Jim Mathews is a teacher, researcher, and designer, exploring the intersection of place, design, and civic engagement. Through his work with the Field Day Lab and Clark Street Community School, he designs and researches digital media and learning experiences aimed at connecting y... Read More →
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Beth Stofflet

DeForest Area School District
Social Studies Teacher


Monday August 14, 2017 2:30pm - 3:20pm
Agriculture

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