Brainstorming Games for Learning

Minneapolis, MN - Jan 17 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Price: Free

How it will work:

We'll gather for sandwiches and treats from Be'Wiched Deli, courtesy of the generous sponsors of Educelerate North. Then we'll break into groups to brainstorm game ideas to teach middle school standards for 4 broad subject areas: Mathematics, English Language Arts, Science, and Social Studies. We'll use Whudent (bring your smartphone or mobile device) to sort us and re-sort us into working groups. At the end of the evening we'll display all the game ideas, and the subject-area coaches will select the most promising. Participants can claim a game to work on, with first dibs going to game developers attending Game Craft at GLITCH that weekend.

Coaches and facilitators include: 

- Sean Berry, Developer of Algebra Touch 

- Seann Dikkers, Department Chair of Bethel University's Education Program 

- Adam Gordon, President of Andamio Games 

- Evva Kraikul, Executive Director and Co-Founder of GLITCH 

- Steve Mesmer, COO of Write The World 

- Eric Nelson, Founder of FANschool 

- Mike Smart, Innovation Coach at District 287 

- Nic VanMeerten, Sr. Programs Director and Co-Founder of GLITCH


6:00 - Check in, network, food and refreshments 

6:30 - Welcome and Event Instructions 

6:40 - Session 1 

7:00 - Session 2 

7:20 - Session 3 

7:40 - Wrap up, followed by networking

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