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Friday, June 29 • 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Panel - Teaching Games and Civics through the G4C Student Challenge

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Learn how game-making competitions, hackathons, game jams inspire youth to level up from players to developers, build 21st century skills like coding, computational thinking, and system design, and pursue college and industry pathways.

Speakers
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Marc Lesser

Senior Director, Learning Design, Mouse
A specialist in the fields of digital learning and youth development, Marc recently served as Youth Studies Fellow at City University of New York and is the producer and host of a podcast on digital learning titled, "No Such Thing."Since March 2008, Marc directs national efforts... Read More →
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Laura Levy

Research Scientist II, Interactive Media Technology Center, Georgia Tech
Laura Levy is a human factors psychologist at the Interactive Media Technology Center at Georgia Tech specializing in serious game design, augmented and virtual reality (AR/VR), and human-computer interactions research. Levy has worked on the design and scientific evaluation of a... Read More →
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Kalonda McDonald

STEM Coordinator, Detroit Public Schools Community District and Lightweight Innovations for Tomorrow
Kalonda is helping “bridge the gap” through MakerMinded to ensure that students will have the knowledge, skills, and confidence necessary to thrive in STEM-related careers. MakerMinded is a digital platform that was launched in 2016 to impassion students in advanced manufacturing... Read More →
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Stacie Pierpoint

Senior Coordinator, Marketing and Communications, Annenberg Learner
Stacie is the Senior Coordinator for Marketing & Communications at Annenberg Learner, the educational branch of the Annenberg Foundation. Learner’s mission is to advance excellent teaching in American schools. Committed to teaching students about civic engagement, rights, and responsibilities... Read More →
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Jennifer Stone

Technology Director/Computer Science Teacher, STEM of Hollywood
Prior to joining the STEM Academy of Hollywood, Jennifer worked for IBM, Samsung, and a number of small software companies. She is now a certified career technical educator in California. Jennifer is happy to have created the first Computer Science program at the STEM Academy and... Read More →


Friday June 29, 2018 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Room 105