SXSWedu 2015

DIY Game Design for Teachers


Everyone has the capacity to become a game designer! Bring out your inner game designer and learn the basics by creating and modifying learning games for your own classroom in this workshop based on Institute of Play’s TeacherQuest professional development programs. Learn practical methods that can be implemented in any classroom, including how to identify game-worthy learning goals and how to effectively align learning goals to game mechanics to create a fun and meaningful learning experience.

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  1. How do you identify learning goals for a game?
  2. How do you effectively align learning goals to game mechanics?
  3. How do you integrate a game into a larger curricular framework?



Shula Ehrlich, Lead Game Designer, Institute of Play

Meta Information:

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

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