Playful Learning Summit at GLS

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Announcing the GLS Playful Learning Summit!

Are you an educator passionate or curious about game-based learning and digital media?  You are invited to register for the 2013 Games+Learning+Society Playful Learning Summit (formerly GLS Educators Symposium, or GLSES).  The inaugural Playful Learning Summit at the GLS 9.0 Conference will take place on Tuesday, June 11th at the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Memorial Union from 8 A.M. to 6:00 P.M.
Come Play: Keynote and Workshops
The Playful Learning Summit will feature:
  • A keynote address by Dani Herro, Assistant Professor for Digital Media and Learning at Clemson University.  Dani is a teacher educator with deep Wisconsin roots – she is the former Instructional Technology Administrator of Oconomowoc Schools and is a GLS alumna having earned her Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2010.  The theme of her keynote address is “connected learning.”
  • Over a dozen hands-on workshops relevant to educators across grade levels and content areas.  This year’s workshops will explore STEM education, digital storytelling, video game design, affinity spaces and literacy education, and the design of “gameful” classrooms, curricula, and experiences.  For educators interested in playful “low-tech” games, come learn about improvisation, engaging lessons through physical movement, and gaming for social justice.
  • A Playful Learning Lunch Expo for networking with designers, researchers, and organizations whose innovations are transforming teaching and learning.  Confirmed Expo participants include: The Joan Ganz Cooney Center, The Games and Learning Publishing Council, Working Examples (WEx), the Madison Children’s Museum, the Institute for Innovation in Education, the Playful Learning Advisory Board, the GLS Center, and many others!
BrainPOP will be attending, showcasing GameUp. Let us know if you’re planning on going!
Visit the GLS 9.0 Conference website ( for general conference details, and for additional information search the conference program ( for events tagged “Playful Learning.”