Jeremy Roberts, Educator and PhD Student, University of ManitobaK12
This session will provide educators in senior years with game resources to use in their classrooms. Educators will have the opportunity to engage in a number of commercial off the shelf games, simulations, and role-playing games in this session. The games presented in this session will be put into the context of specific curriculum outcomes. Tips and games to use in extracurricular game clubs will also be presented as a means of engagement with students and the positive development of relationships through entertainment. Concepts of intrinsic motivation, relationality, dialogic identity will be explored as participants engage with the games and simulations in this interactive session.
Those attending this presentation can expect to learn a number of games that can be applied to a Social Studies programming and how to modify certain games for specific application. Participants will receive a digital version and a hard copy of all paper games, simulations, role-playing games, live action role-playing, and modifications for commercial-off-the-shelf games.