SXSWedu 2015

From Tools to Transformation: PD for Games and Lea


Can games be used not just as powerful classroom tools, but as ways to transform teaching practice? What does effective professional development for games and learning look like? In this panel, leaders and participants in Institute of Play’s TeacherQuest PD program will share their experiences from workshops to classroom. Join us for inspiring stories about the effects games have had on educator practice and identity, and learn how you can achieve transformation in your own PD.

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  1. What are strategies for running effective PD for teachers around game-based learning?
  2. How can games and game-like learning help teachers and school leaders re-imagine what schools can be?
  3. What impact do games and game-like learning have on pedagogical practice and educator identity?



Rebecca Rufo-Tepper, Director of Integrated Learning, Institute of Play

Meta Information:

  • Event: EDU
  • Format: Panel Discussion
  • Track: Gaming & Virtual Learning
  • Session Focus Area
  • Level: Basic Understanding

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