Cathy Cheo-Isaacs (@iwearthecrowns) is the Education Specialist at Epic Games. Former roles include Game Design & Development Teacher, Educational Technology, Professional Learning, Esports, and Game-Based Learning Consultant,.Event Production & Community Content Specialist, Lower School EdTech Specialist, Innovation and Technology Integration Specialist. Wife of @mr_isaacs, mom of @amazingrace1214 and @leilaboo215, and professionally trained pastry chef. She hearts theatre, tech, food, Syracuse, and little red cars. Cathy tries to live aloha each day!
Games have been used widely over the years to provide opportunities for experiential learning in and out of the classroom. We have traveled across the United States in a covered wagon in "The Oregon Trail" to learn about westward expansion, learned about diplomacy through John Hunter's World Peace Game, participated in stock market simulations, and much more. In recent years, there has been a shift toward content creation in all areas of the curriculum using Game Technology with games like Minecraft, Roblox, and Fortnite Creative. In this workshop, participants will explore and research a variety of games and discuss ways they can be incorporated into their specific content areas. Participants will leave with concrete ideas for how they can incorporate games into their courses.
In this workshop, participants will:
Intended audience: All school teachers, curriculum leaders, teachers and professional development leaders
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