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In “Failure is Reframed as Iteration,” teachers discussed how the game design process helps them bring problem-solving, resilience, and grit into their own practice and their students’ learning.

Through a new professional development program focused on games and game design, teachers from Allegheny County in Pennsylvania have found a way to go beyond mastery of core subjects and integrate 21st century skills in their classroom practice. In this series of webinars from Institute of Play’s TeacherQuest PD program, educators share how they learned to design games and what that experience taught them about student learning and their own learning. With examples from PD to the classroom, these webinars explore how game design can change the way we teach, learn and assess the skills that are critical for success in today’s world.

Guests for this webinar included:

  • Samantha Abate, Teacher, Avonworth Middle School
  • Dawn Cois, Teacher, Linton Middle School
  • Shula Ehrlich, Lead Game Designer, Institute of Play
  • Emily Hickman, Teacher, Avonworth Middle School
  • Anne Meals, Teacher, Elizabeth Forward Middle School
  • Paul Oh, Senior Program Associate, National Writing Project
  • Bill Wilson, Teacher, Rankin Promise School

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