10th annual Games in Education Symposium.
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Tuesday, August 2 • 1:00pm - 1:45pm
Teacher Pioneers

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The Teacher Pioneers panel presents four teachers who teach different subjects at different levels and use games/technology in very different ways, and were brought together by a forthcoming book that highlights their accomplishments: Teacher Pioneers: Visions from the Edge of the Map. Each teacher focused on designing games (digital and non-digital) for use in the classroom, or using other types of technology in innovative ways. Steve Isaacs teaches video game development and design in middle school, and founded the #edtechbridge chat on Twitter. Laini Kavaloski teaches English and digital studies at SUNY-Canton, asking students to create collaborative, literary placed-based digital games and stories. John Fallon teaches English in middle school, and develops alternate reality games that immerse his students in the past and the future. Paul Darvasi is a high school English and media studies teacher who uses augmented reality and video games to teach his students about understanding and experiencing stories. This panel will be moderated by the book's editor, Caro Williams-Pierce, who teaches about video games and learning at the University at Albany, SUNY, and designs math learning games.

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Paul Darvasi

Educator, Royal St. George's College
Paul Darvasi teaches at Royal St. George's College in Toronto, Canada, and he's a PhD candidate in York University's Faculty of Education, with a focus on digital and pervasive games in educational environments. He experiments with video games and interactive technology in his classes... Read More →

John Fallon

English teacher
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Steven Isaacs

Education Program Manager, Bernards Township Schools
Steve Isaacs has been teaching since 1992. In 1998 began teaching in Bernards Township, NJ where he developed an internationally recognized middle and high school game development program. Steve is a pioneer in using VR and AR in the classroom. He is a champion for student choice... Read More →

Liana Kavaloski

Asst professor of English , SUNY-Canton

Caro Williams-Pierce

Assistant Professor of Learning & Technology, UAlbany

Tuesday August 2, 2016 1:00pm - 1:45pm EDT
Room 166 (LGI 1) Troy Middle School, 1976 Burdett Ave, Troy, NY 12180