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October 12th, 2019 from 10am-4pm at the Center for Media and Design – Santa Monica College

IndieCade and Game Level Learn present the first ever IndieCade Educator Summit, a summit designed for secondary school teachers and university professors to help them learn both best practices for teaching students how to develop games and innovative methods for using games as learning tools across a broad range of subjects.

The summit is comprised of two tracks:

  • GameDev Track – Teaching Game Development
  • Gamification Track – Using Games in Your Classroom

GameDev Track – Teaching Game Development

Learn proven methods for teaching game development from professors at some of the best university game programs in the world, including the University of Southern California, Michigan State University, and the University of Utah. Faculty with decades of experience will share the exercises, assignments, and other teaching strategies that they have found work best to introduce students to these game development topics.

Gamification Track – Using Games in Your Classroom

In the Gamification Track, four forward-looking educators with a well-established track record of using game-based learning and gamification strategies in their classrooms will share what they’ve learned in their gamified classrooms. These strategies will give you new skills and will help your students engage with and deeply learn whatever your learning objectives are. Learn how other educators have integrated table-top games, roleplaying games, escape rooms, and even gamified assessment into their curricula. This track also includes a 2-hour Gamified Learning Workshop where you can get advice and develop a plan for using games yourself.

Attend Either Track, or Both!

The lecture content of the two tracks are staggered (Games in Your Classroom in the morning and Game Development in the afternoon), so you can choose to attend lectures for both tracks.

The Educator Summit will be held as its own block of sessions on Saturday, October 12th at IndieCade Festival 2019. You can purchase the Educator Summit Pass to attend, or get it as an add-on to the Festival Plus or Multi-Day Premium Passes to take part in even more of the Festival on Thursday and Friday.

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