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Friday, June 29 • 3:15pm - 4:00pm
Panel - Games and Empathy

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This panel will take a critical look at if and how empathy can be fostered in young people through the use of games. The discussion will include game developers, educators, guidance counselors and researchers and will offer a holistic, yet practical look at the use of games to spark, drive and teach empathy.

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Arana Shapiro

Co-Executive Director, Institute of Play
Arana Shapiro is Co-Executive Director at Institute of Play.  She leads the Institute’s strategy, growth, development, and operations.  She also oversees the Institute’s major initiatives in relation to school design, leadership, and school-based partnerships. She has over fifteen... Read More →

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Daniel Braunfeld

Senior Program Associate for Special Projects, Facing History and Ourselves
Daniel Braunfeld is the Senior Program Associate for Special Projects at Facing History and Ourselves - an educational non-profit whose mission is to engage students in an examination of racism, prejudice, and antisemitism in order to promote the development of a more humane and informed... Read More →
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Matthew Farber

Assistant Professor, University of Northern Colorado
Dr. Matthew Farber is an Assistant Professor of Technology, Innovation and Pedagogy at the University of Northern Colorado. He has been invited to the White House, to keynote for UNESCO, and he has been interviewed by NPR, USA TODAY and The Wall Street Journal. With Karen Schrier... Read More →
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Karen Schrier

Associate Professor/Director of Games, Marist College
Dr. Karen Schrier is Associate Professor and Director of Games at Marist College. Prior to Marist, she produced and designed media at places like Scholastic, Nickelodeon and BrainPOP. She is the editor of the book series, Learning, Education & Games, published by ETC Press (Carnegie... Read More →
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Rachelle Vallon

Guidance Counselor, Quest to Learn
Rachelle Vallon is the Middle School Guidance Counselor and Wellness Coordinator at Quest to Learn. She has supported her school in the implementation of Game-like Learning and design thinking. Rachelle has provided game design experiences to students and staff in Public Schools and... Read More →
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Jackson Westenskow

Assistant Director, Mapleton Expeditionary School of the Arts
Jackson is an English teacher, Spanish teacher, and school leader passionate about project-based and game-based learning. He has worked as a school designer for Institute of Play and was recently awarded an Innovation Grant from Facing History and Ourselves for the design of a tabletop... Read More →

Friday June 29, 2018 3:15pm - 4:00pm EDT
Room 105