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Thursday, August 18 • 11:30am - 4:30pm
FANSchool: think fantasy sports for learning

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FANSchool is a fantasy sports-like platform for increasing engagement in world news and course content. Our “geopolitics” vertical started in our founder’s classroom to turn students into fans of interacting with current events and is now played by more than 1,000 paying schools throughout the U.S. and the world. Students draft teams of countries, become more aware, and get points every time their countries are mentioned in the news or make moves on a conflict-collaboration tone scale. A United States version of the game and a March Madness bracket-like challenge for the Electoral College will also be available in August for the 2016-17 school year.

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Eric Nelson

Co-Founder + CEO, FANschool
graduate of UW-Madison, former MN High School Social Studies Teacher, now Co-Founder of fanschool.org. We're obsessed with turning students into fans of learning through a fantasy-sports-like platform for school content + current events.

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

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