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Tuesday, June 11 • 2:00pm - 4:00pm
PLS Workshop PM6: Who's Got Game?  Gaming As a Social Justice Issue FULL

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This workshop will explore the power of game play as a means of creating more equitable learning experiences for English Language Learners (ELLs).  Participants will play, reflect upon, and discuss examples of game-based learning at the intersection of language development, lesson modification, play as motivation, and social justice.  Facilitator Heather Robertson, who engages gaming as a social justice issue through her role as Instructional Resource Teacher in the Madison (WI) Metropolitan School District, will also share videos and other media related to challenges and successes she has experienced over the past year with her third through fifth grade students.  All Playful Learning participants are welcome to sign up for this workshop, though Who’s Got Game may be particularly relevant for elementary school teachers and educators who work with ELLs or in diverse linguistic and cultural settings.  Personal computers, tablets, and mobile devices are encouraged but not required for this workshop.

Location:  Old Madison West  


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Heather Robertson

Owner & Instructional Coach, Books del Sur & Madison Metropolitan School District
I'm a nerd...and I'm into whatever it takes to engage others in learning with me. Gaming is one of my favorite ways to engage in learning because it's social, fun, and my students love it! My students also engage in learning when they are present so I'm a fan of mindfulness practices which get my body and mind ready. Finally, I've found my students engage when they are interested in the topic or can relate to characters, so through my book... Read More →


Tuesday June 11, 2013 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Old Madison

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