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 • 10:00am - 11:45am
Let's Make A Game

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Are you a teacher that is that is highly motivated, but hesitant or unskilled at teaching students how to create games? In this 'game jam' workshop I will lead the group through the stages of creating a GBL experience.
The stages are:
1. deconstructing a curriculum of your choice to focus on selected elements
2. concepting interesting gameplay that uses those elements
3. creating a playable physical prototype from a big box of game pieces.
During the whole process we will discuss the choices and make the changes needed to evolve the concepts into an engaging play experience that deepens the understanding of the curriculum.
You will come away with:
* understanding of essential elements of game design
* understanding of how that design should resonate with the curriculum to create a cohesive game
* hands on experience in game creation, and greater confidence in trying your hand at game creation in your classroom.

Depending on the size of the audience, we may divide into teams.

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Chris Crowel

Founder, Crowell Interactive Inc
PAST: Videogame Development Chris 'Wombat' Crowell is a Game Designer and Creative Director with 20+ years experience creating a wide range of critically acclaimed games. He has worked with globally known brands such as NASCAR, Tiger Woods, Sim City, The Sims, Open Season, Indiana... Read More →

Thursday August 3, 2017 10:00am - 11:45am EDT
Assembly Hall 1400 Washington Ave, Albany, NY 12222