MakersFactory is an educational maker space in downtown Santa Cruz, CA, where students of all ages learn and use exciting new technology for 3D printing, modeling, animation, robotics and video games. MakersFactory started the Engaging Technology for Education to bring together local educators with a desire to integrate modern technological practices into their home school program, classroom, school and local community.
Join us Wednesday November 20th at 6:30 for a panel discussion on how games are being used in educational settings to provide content, skills and problem-solving opportunities.
UCSC Department Chair of Computer Science Jim Whitehead will share what the research says about using games to develop critical thinking; Joe Allington of the MakersFactory will demonstrate how to use MinecraftEdu as a curriculum tool; and Yann Nicolas of Westlake Elementary will discuss how board games build team-based collaborative skills and strategic thinking in his program.
Whether you’re a classroom teacher, after school enrichment program provider, home school parent, administrator, researcher, or gamer, join us for an enlightened evening discussing how games are changing the future of education. Register here.