Learning Through Play:  STEM Games in the Classroom:  Catherine Croft, Catlilli Games

Attendees will understand how STEM games can be used in K-12 classroom settings. They will learn about an overview of games on the market, from elementary school through high school. They will then learn how to design simple games that can be used to convey a key STEM concept within one class period. By the end of the workshop attendees will have collaborated to produce paper prototypes of such games.

We hope to host these files as free online print-and-play games for teachers, as a service to the community.

I will lead attendees in a game design workshop for STEM games in K-12 education. After providing an overview of such games, we will play a sample of existing games on the market from a variety of companies. Then each table will brainstorm ideas based on age, subject matter, and game mechanics. They will produce paper prototypes by the end of the workshop, which they will present to the other members. Hopefully, if it’s possible, we/SPC could host these files as free online print-and-play games for teachers as a service to the community.

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