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Thursday, April 18 • 1:10pm - 1:30pm
WoWinSchool: How to use WoW and MMORPGs to Engage Students

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What happens in the classroom when learning becomes a heroic journey?  Rather than desks and chalkboards, what if students had quests and guilds?  Going beyond simply swapping grades with badges and achievements, Lucas Gillispie, founder of the WoWinSchool Project, will share the journey he and other adventurous educators have begun using World of Warcraft and other MMORPGs to engage students in a playful approach to practicing reading and writing skills.  Along the way student-heroes are becoming better communicators, leaders, and connecting with a global audience.

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Lucas Gillispie

Director of Academic & Digital Learning, Surry County Schools
Lucas Gillispie is Director of Academic and Digital Learning for Surry County Schools in North Carolina. A passionate gamer and educator, Lucas explores the intersection of games and learning. He is the creator of the WoWinSchool Project, exploring the educational potential of online games like World of Warcraft with middle schoolers, was one of the earliest pioneers to bring Minecraft into classrooms, and is working to build game-inspired... Read More →

Thursday April 18, 2013 1:10pm - 1:30pm
Room C 635 8th St San Francisco, CA 94103

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