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Thursday, August 18 • 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Personalized Learning in Practice: Gaming Pedagogy in a Personalized Classroom

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This Panel includes researchers, school leaders, digital media experts, and K-12 students to discuss how personalized learning school design and practice supports gaming and game design, both by classroom teachers and students. School leaders in these emerging spaces design for learning and fully embrace gaming as a useful tool and form of classroom pedagogy. Halverson, et. al (2015) explain, “In personalized learning, educators develop environments in which students and teachers together build plans for learners to achieve both interest-based and standards-based goals” (p. 1). Our Panel will discuss a key finding from a study on personalized learning: students are highly social and collaborative when gaming and using diverse digital learning tools in the classroom, which Halverson, et. al (2015) classify as a socio-technical environment (p. 3). Participants in the Panel will experience a personalized classroom game, Denouement, and are encouraged to engage and discuss openly (Johnson, 2016).

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Jill Gurtner

Principal, Clark Street Community School
I am passionate about creating engaging school environments in which every learner develops a deep understanding of self and the skills to thrive in our ever changing world filled with challenges and opportunities! I have been a school administrator for almost 30 years and am constantly... Read More →
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Sarah Hackett

UW Madison
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Richard Halverson

Madison, WI, United States, University of Wisconsin Madison
I'm a Professor at UW-Madison, and I study how technologies can and do transform teaching and learning in and out of schools. I work with the Wisconsin Collaborative Education Research Network (the Network); the Collaborative Assessment of Leadership for Learning project, and the... Read More →

Beau Johnson

Madison, WI, United States, University of Wisconsin - Madison

Thursday August 18, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm CDT
Wisconsin Idea Union South