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Thursday, August 18 • 11:30am - 4:30pm
VERBA™: Putting the _________ in Language Learning

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VERBA™ is an exciting new card game from The Pericles Group, LLC designed to situate language learning in a richly-authentic, engaging context. The concept is incredibly simple: one player—acting as a judge—draws a random card containing a fill-in-the-blank sentence written in the target language, and each of the other players submits a card from their hand featuring a noun with an accompanying, context-relevant image. The judge chooses the best noun played (e.g., most realistic, funniest), and the player who submitted it scores a point. Play continues with the round’s winner serving as the new judge. As with all of The Pericles Group, LLC's educational games, play and learning objectives are one in the same—players win by directly enacting the desired skill without game mechanics obscuring the learning objective.

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Kevin Ballestrini

Latin Teacher, EL Coordinator, Mansfield Middle School
Latin teacher at Mansfield Middle School in Storrs, CT, instructional designer, and game designer. Co-founder of The Pericles Group.
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Stephen Slota

Co-Founder, The Pericles Group, LLC
Steve (@steveslota) is an instructional design specialist and game design scientist at the University of Connecticut Health Center and a co-founder of The Pericles Group, LLC. He holds a Ph.D. in Educational Psychology: Cognition, Instruction, & Learning Technologies and has worked... Read More →
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Roger Travis

Storrs, CT, US, University of Connecticut, and The Pericles Group, LLC
Only connect: ancient epic to video games; teacher to student; gamer to gamer; fan to fan; parent to child; human being to human being.

Thursday August 18, 2016 11:30am - 4:30pm CDT
Northwoods Union South

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