The third annual Games in Education Symposium, two days of workshops and presentations about the use of computer and video games in the classroom, will take place August 5th & 6th on the Hudson Valley Community College campus in the Bulmer Telecommunications Center, Troy NY.
The symposium is free to educators from early childhood to post secondary education interested in the use of games and technology to promote learning in the 21st century. This year's symposium will explore the practical application of interactive technologies like video games, social networks, blogs and other media to inspire and promote learning in this generation of "digital natives." Topics range from the exploration of virtual worlds like Second Life and World of Warcraft to social robotics experimentation aimed at getting kids interested in computer science to analyzing the real world pressures teachers face when attempting to straddle two cultures of instruction.
The Keynote Speaker, Makeda Mays Green, is the Director of Education and Research for Digital Media at Sesame Workshop and is
responsible for researching and developing content for various interactive platforms including online, mobile devices, and video game consoles. For more information on the speakers, visit http://gamesineducation.org/speakers.php
The event will run 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Wednesday, August 5 and 9:00 a.m.to 4:00 p.m. Thursday, August 6. For more information or to register, visit www.gamesineducation.org.