Game On! The Rise of Digital Storytellers
Writers in the Schools is a Houston-based non-profit with 33 years of experience engaging writers, teachers and artists to open young, K-12 minds through the power of creative writing. In 2015 WITS launched an edtech/digital literacy initiative with Histrionix Learning Company that leverages digital tools -- including game-creation platforms like Gamestar Mechanic and Minecraft -- to design and develop new teacher-friendly, STEAM-centric educational programs. In its inaugural year, WITS Digital amassed an enthusiastic citywide following and was honored with the first annual Jamail Award for Innovation from the Houston Arts Alliance.
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- Gain practical insight on challenges and best practices on how public/ private partnerships can drive innovation and impact in the classroom.
- Learn in depth how creative writing and game design can easily be paired pedagogically to engage and maximize impact on students.
- Game developers can get a window into how games can enhance students' educational outcomes, and how better stories create more interesting games.
Rick Brennan, CEO, Histrionix Learning Company