PANEL: Teacher Tales: Experiences with Board Games in the Classroom
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Kathleen Mercury, M.A.T., M.E.T., has been teaching gifted middle school students for fifteen years using design thinking to create functional art from designing tabletop games and RPGs to filmmaking, cosplay, and more. She shares all of her game design teaching resources at www.kathleenmercury.com for free, and loves to collaborate with educators and industry leaders to promote game design curriculum at every level and format. She currently cohosts the podcasts Games in Schools and Libraries and On Board Games, and is a frequent guest on other podcasts. She has multiple games in various stages of design, development, and publication with the upcoming titles Greece Lightning (Wizkids) and Dragnarok (Kolossal). Kathleen thinks happiness comes from being able to create the life you want, and she feels very fortunate that she’s been able to do that.