GameRT hosts a new series of professional development webinars that focus on games in libraries. From programming and collections to archiving to game design, these webinars will bring colleagues and industry experts together to offer insight and resources to library staff interested in games. Our next webinar is presented by Indiana State library and co-sponsored by GameRT.
- Where? Zoom. Register Here! or sign up for the recording here!
- When? October 27, 2021 at 9:00 AM Central Time
- What? Board games are fun for children of all ages, but they are also promising tools for education. How can we best practically incorporate them into K-12 classrooms in order to optimize learning? As a former neurobiologist who transitioned to teaching, I have experimented for the past seven years with the integration of board games as educational tools. Here I will discuss best practices for using board games effectively to teach content knowledge, focusing primarily on science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) subjects. Topics covered will include gamer motivations, fun yet educational game mechanics, lesson plan structures, roles of educators in scaffolded learning, and common mistakes I have discovered in the “gameschooling” process. I will also show preliminary evidence that board games can effectively improve content knowledge. Overall, this webinar hopes to show how popular modern board games could be utilized in educational arenas.
- Presenter: Catherine Croft, Ph.D, Co-Founder and CEO of Catlilli Games
Registration for this webinar is free and open to anyone. See complete event details here.