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Tuesday, June 14 • 1:30pm - 2:30pm
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Join classroom game designer and author Michael Matera on a journey into the new world of education… a world that flourishes on collaboration and creativity. Inspire and empower your students to take control of their learning and leave a lasting legacy. On this journey, Matera will serve as your experienced guide to help you apply the most motivational techniques of gameplay to your classroom using strategies that work with and enhance (rather than replace) your current curriculum. Ready yourself for learners who will request MORE of these game-inspired earning opportunities that highlight their talents, ignite their passions, and fuel their desire to leave a legacy. Then brace yourself, matey, for the thrill it will spark in YOU as you follow the call to imagine, design, and grow within a content-filled, experience-rich “New World” classroom.

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Michael Matera

Teacher, Explore Like a Pirate
Michael Matera has taught for more than a decade using interactive play, passion and purpose-driven learning to transform the classroom in international, public and private schools. He is a pioneer in the field of education, using gamification and technology to increase authentic... Read More →

Tuesday June 14, 2016 1:30pm - 2:30pm CDT
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