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Gamestorming: Regional educators invited to collaborate in free Professional Learning Community with TVHS and local tech company

Illustrated visual from "Gamestorming" by David Gray. 

Illustrated visual from "Gamestorming" by David Gray.

 

 

Group will collaborate with 1st playable to gameify microbiology lessons

 

09.12.2016

 

Tech Valley High School is pleased to announce its first collaborative Professional Learning Community at the Tech Valley Center of Gravity in Troy. This book club is geared especially toward Capital Region STEM teachers and other community members interested in partnering with Troy's ThinQubator at the Center of Gravity.

This four-part series will be on the book "Gamestorming" by David Gray. The series is free, just bring your own book. The first session will be held Tuesday, Sept. 20 from 4 to 5:30 p.m. More details are listed below. As an exciting bonus, the first meeting will feature some real-life "gamestorming" as we collaborate on a challenge presented by 1st Playable, a local tech company dedicated to using games in education.

Our partners at 1st Playable Tobi Saulnier and Matt Nolin will share an exciting project that they are working on -- gameifying microbiology! They are looking for some teacher volunteers to develop lessons using their platform and have volunteered to briefly present on their project during our first meeting. We will have the opportunity to practice "Gamestorming" by trying out one of the games on their concept. Check out the prototype here.

Sign up here to register for this awesome collaboration!

 

Who: Teachers and coaches

Where: Tech Valley Center of Gravity, located at the Quackenbush Building at 30 3rd St. in Troy.

When: 4 to 5:30 p.m.
• Tuesday, Sept. 20
• Thursday, Oct. 6
• Wednesday, Oct. 19
• Thursday, Oct. 27

Cost: Free! (BYOBook...)

Professional Development Credit: up to 6 hours (My Learning Plan registration is available).

Invite your friends and colleagues with this printable flyer.

 

For more information, contact TVHS School Outreach Coordinator Sarah Fiess.

 

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