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Cooney Center to share new findings about games and learning in upcoming webinar

Written by Elyse Eidman-Aadahl
May 23, 2012

The Digital Is community might be particularly interested in this webinar by our good colleagues at the Joan Ganz Cooney Center at Sesame Workshop, with hosting and support from, SIIA, and BrainPOP. See below their announcement below.

Put Down Your Pencils & Play

Presented by the Joan Ganz Cooney Center
at Sesame Workshop

Hosted by and SIIA
Sponsored by BrainPOP® – Home of GameUp™


Join the Cooney Center’s Executive Director Michael Levine and Research Consultant Jessica Millstone for a webinar hosted by EdWeb’s Game-Based Learning Community on Thursday, May 31, 2012 at 4 PM ET.

In “Put Down Your Pencils and Play: Using Digital Games Successfully in the Classroom,” we will take a look at the just-released findings of a year-long research project, undertaken in collaboration with BrainPOP and with support from the Gates Foundation, that investigates teachers’ attitudes and beliefs on game-based learning. 

Michael Levine and Jessica Millstone will showcase the findings of this national survey that was conducted with teachers who are currently integrating digital games into their classes. Michael and Jessica also will share video case studies of educators who have overcome a number of barriers (such as available technology, pinpointing games, and outside perceptions) to integrate quality digital games into their practice. 

Join us on May 31, 2012 from 4-5 pm ET for the latest pulse on what teachers today think about using digital games in the classroom. 


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