Registration Open: Games in Education Conference


It’s official! Registration is now open for the 3rd annual Games in Education symposium, taking place Wednesday & Thursday, August 5th & 6th this summer at Hudson Valley Community College in Troy, NY!

This exciting development opportunity offers educators throughout the greater Capital Region 2 days of FREE presentations, panels, hands-on workshops, and round table discussions related to games and technology in the classroom. Topics presented range from analysis of virtual worlds like Second Life and World of Warcraft from teachers using the games successfully, to the real world pressures teachers face when attempting to straddle two cultures of instruction (old and new).

This year’s symposium will expand to include early childhood and post-secondary education, as well as middle and high school, and 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”.

Don’t miss out! 2009 confirmed presenters include:

· Brock Dubbels, Educator and Technologist

· Bill Shribman, Executive Producer of Kids’ Projects, WGBH Interactive

· Peggy Sheehy, Instructional Technology Facilitator, Media Specialist and a NY Discovery STAR Educator

· Carla Engelbrecht Fisher, Children’s Technology Developer

· Lucas Gillispie, Instructional Technology Coordinator

· Beth King, Senior Doctoral Student, University of Wisconsin

· Andrea Lauer Rice, Founder, Lauer Learning

· Scot Osterweil, Research Director, Education Arcade

· Mark Petersen, Instructional Designer, Hudson Valley Community College

· Marianne Malmstrom, Technology Teacher, The Elisabeth Morrow School

· And more!

Registration is easy and FREE for educators – just go to and click on Register Now! Stay tuned for updates on program schedule and new speakers as they are confirmed.

Games in Education is presented in partnership by 1st Playable Productions, WMHT, and Hudson Valley Community College.

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  1. Donna Edwards said:


    The world of gaming and education has been an area of great interest and importance to me, as an educator and gamer, for many years. To be able to attend a conference that is all about this topic in our current educational environment would be awesome. Sounds great! I hope I can find away to attend the conference this year.


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