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Friday, June 29 • 11:15am - 11:35am
Not Becoming History: The Future of Mission US

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How can an educational game series stay “current,” through shifting technology, educational policies, and social attitudes? Learn how the team at Mission US -- the award-winning series of interactive history games -- is facing these challenges, as both educators and game developers. The speakers will touch on the past, present, and future of Mission US, sharing proven strategies, lessons learned, and continuing questions of sustainability applicable to the wider G4C community.

Speakers
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David Langendoen

Founder & Executive Director, WNET/THIRTEEN/Electric Funstuff
David Langendoen founded Electric Funstuff in 1998 with a vision of bringing game design principles to educational technology. His belief is that motivation and engagement -- something that games do well -- are drivers of task persistence, which research has shown to be one of the... Read More →
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Leah Potter

Senior Instructional Designer, WNET/THIRTEEN/Electric Funstuff
Leah Potter is an instructional designer at Electric Funstuff, makers of Mission US––the critically acclaimed series of history learning games produced by WNET with over 2 million users. She collaborates on almost all aspects of game design, from research to story treatment to... Read More →


Friday June 29, 2018 11:15am - 11:35am
Starr Foundation