Below is the in-progress schedule for the 11th annual Games in Education Symposium. Changes to existing session topics are expected and additional sessions will be added as we finalize the schedule. 
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Thursday, August 3 • 1:00pm - 2:45pm
Makey Makey Workshop

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Author Kathy Ceceri (craftsforlearning.com) is back with another game-building workshop featuring the versatile Makey Makey invention kit! Makey Makey plugs into any computer and lets you turn anything conductive -- from aluminum foil to play dough -- into a controller. It's easily paired with MIT's free drag-and-drop programming language Scratch to design unique video game environments. In this workshop, you'll explore the possibilities for using Makey Makey to create customized game controllers for players with special needs. Come see how you can use a game design challenge involving hardware and software to encourage teamwork, creative thinking, empathy, and an engineering mindset in your students! Kathy's books for middle grade readers and up include "Video Games: Design and Code Your Own Adventure," "Musical Inventions," and "Paper Inventions." She has more than 10 years' experience offering STEAM enrichment programs throughout the Northeast.

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Kathy Ceceri

Owner, Crafts for Learning
I'm the author of more than a dozen books of hands-on learning projects for kids, teens, and adult beginners, including "Video Games: Design and Code Your Own Adventure," "Paper Inventions," "Musical Inventions," and "Robotics: Discover the Science and Technology of the Future... Read More →

Thursday August 3, 2017 1:00pm - 2:45pm
ED B14 (PC Lab) 1400 Washington Ave, Albany, NY 12222

Attendees (28)