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SXSWedu 2016

Power Up STEM Professional Development with Games

Digital content developers and educational researchers discuss using games to enhance professional development for teachers. This transformative model is designed to better prepare teachers to motivate and teach in STEM areas. Teachers engage in robust, interactive game worlds to obtain crucial conceptual and procedural content understanding while enjoying console quality gaming experiences. Then, it’s only a matter of time before they’ll power up learning in the classroom.

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  1. Better preparing teachers to teach STEM topics
  2. Preparing teachers to adopt gaming as a core practice within their teaching
  3. Empowering teachers to become "teacher-gamers" capable of passing passion for STEM and gaming back to the classroom

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Scott Brewster, Chief Technology Officer, Triad Interactive Media

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