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Wednesday, July 8 • 10:30am - 11:30am
The Future of Playful Learning

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The Future of Playful Learning: Designing a National Community of Educators, Game Designers & Researchers
Jennifer Groff, Peter Stidwill, Beth King

Playful Learning is a national initiative to support educators in game-based learning practices. Since the launch of the initiative at GLS 9.0 Conference in June 2013, we have reached more than 2,500 educators at more than 40 events across the US. Now at the conclusion of our initial 2-year launch and pilot of the program, we invite the larger GLS community to help co-design the future of the initiative and better support not just educators but designers, developers and researchers in a central hub and community around game-based learning.

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Beth King

Assistant Professor, Educational Foundations, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
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Peter Stidwill

Executive Producer, Learning Games Network
I create educational games and digital learning products. I'm Executive Producer at the Learning Games Network, a non-profit spin-off of the MIT Education Arcade and the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Games+Learning+Society program. I produced the award-winning ethical-thinking game ‘Quandary’, and am now working on ‘Playful Learning’, an initiative to catalyze the use of game based learning in schools. I previously worked at the... Read More →


Wednesday July 8, 2015 10:30am - 11:30am
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