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

STEAM Writer and Educator, Author
Kathy Ceceri is an award-winning author and enrichment educator with a focus on hands-on projects incorporating science, technology, history, and art. She presents workshops for students, teachers, and librarians from elementary through high school featuring activities such as DIY... Read More →

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