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Thursday, June 13 • 10:30am - 11:30am
Building the next science generation through game-based learning in museums

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Fireside Chat:
Building the next science generation through game-based learning in museums

In this chat, the American Museum of Natural History and The Field Museum will highlight different approaches to build a science-positive generation through museum-centered digital gaming programming both on-site and off. The case studies cross a spectrum of technologies and museum-centered goals, and speak to the diversity of techniques being used. Case studies will introduce broader questions about digital gaming and museum-based learning, such as: Is there a conflict between the physical assets of a museum and the ephemeral nature of digital tools? Can youth only learn by simulating the scientific process or can they work with the same tools and data as scientists to participate in and contribute to on-going investigations? To what extent do museum-led digital learning programs need to be centered in the museum’s physical space? How can a museum support youth to navigate their interest-driven learning and to develop a lifelong passion for science?

Audrey Aronowsky, Beth Sanzenbacher, Barry Joseph, Preeti Gupta, Beth Crownover

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Audrey Aronowsky

Program Manager, Field Museum of Natural History
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Barry Joseph

Associate Director of Digital Learning, American Museum of Natural History
Barry Joseph is Associate Director of Digital Learning at the American Museum of Natural History. Since 2000, he has developed innovative programs in the areas of youth-produced video games, mobile and augmented learning, virtual worlds, digital fabrication, alternative assessments models, and more, always seeking to combine youth development practices with the development of high profile digital media projects that develop 21st Century Skills... Read More →
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Beth Sanzenbacher

Outreach Coordinator, Field Museum of Natural History
Beth is the Outreach Coordinator for the Biodiversity Synthesis Center at the Field Museum of Natural History. She develops, implements, manages and evaluates select digital media programs and games, and participates in learning science research for the Museum’s Collection and Research Departments and the Encyclopedia of Life (eol.org). | | Through digital media programs she has combined her two passions of science and education, and... Read More →

Thursday June 13, 2013 10:30am - 11:30am
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