Game Jam at MIT

BrainPOP GameUp Game Jam at MIT

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Boston Area Teachers: GameUp Game Jam at MIT!


Friday, 11 January 2013, 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. EST


Join local learning game designers, educational researchers, and fellow teachers for an intimate one-day professional development workshop designed to help make game design a reality in your classroom. Organized by BrainPOP, Learning Games Network, and the MIT Education Arcade, the day will focus on new ways we can all make learning playful for our students.


Learning game designers, researchers, and educators will lead sessions on how you can more effectively integrate BrainPOP’s GameUp resources into your classroom teaching and introduce the Learning Games Network’s Game Design Tool Kit as a way to engage students in conceptual game design. In the afternoon, you’ll be the first to play a handful of new games, produced earlier in the the week by teams of designers and programmers from MIT, BrainPOP, Learning Games Network, and Emerson College’s Engagement Lab; these new games are being produced to help us better assess and understand student learning through games!


We’re looking for Boston-area teachers to join us for this exciting and productive professional development program.


Each participant will leave with a sense that…
  • Game-based learning is doable!
  • It’s educational!
  • Teachers can shape the direction of games being designed for classrooms!


When: Friday, 11 January 2013, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (Continental breakfast will be available at 9:30 a.m.)
Where: MIT Campus, Cambridge, MA


Participating teachers should bring their own laptop (not an iPad)! Lunch will be provided.


If you’re interested in joining us, please RSVP to Adam Mandeville, <> by Wednesday, 9 January.