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 • 11:00am - 11:45am
NGSS and Beyond: Applying Cognitive Science to the Development of Formative Assessments

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What does the science of learning tell us about how people learn and how can we apply that knowledge to measuring learning with formative assessments?

Get ready to play! In this session we'll explore what the learning sciences say about how people learn best, how the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) apply these principles to classroom learning, and then talk about ways to formatively assess your learners by extending inquiry and re-engaging learners through digital and game-based assessments. 

Grounded in cognitive and motivational research we'll dive in and dissect the science of learning and how NGSS offers opportunities to innovate on instruction and assessment using digital tools. We'll start by exploring the three dimensions of thinking in NGSS and discover ways to use digital and game-based assessments to fuel instruction. 

You will experience digital tools that formatively assess students while engaging them in active learning and together we'll build a shared resource around how to best utilize formative assessments to measure authentic learning in your classroom starting this fall. But hold on to your planbooks because the game is on!

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Jessica Ochoa Hendrix

CEO & Co-Founder, Killer Snails
Jessica Ochoa Hendrix, CEO & Co-Founder of Killer Snails, has worked in K-12 education since 2003. Ochoa Hendrix was awarded the 2019 TED Residency, an in-house incubator within TED for breakthrough ideas and gave a TED talk on incorporating VR into the classroom. With funding from... Read More →
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Lindsay Portnoy

Chief Learning Officer & Co-Founder, Killer Snails

Thursday August 3, 2017 11:00am - 11:45am EDT
CC 375 1400 Washington Ave, Albany, NY 12222