The Play Make Learn conference is back in person this year and registration is now open. Play Make Learn happens on the UW-Madison campus and is scheduled for August 8-9.
The Play Make Learn Conference promotes high-quality learning opportunities for educators, researchers, developers, designers, foundation leaders, policy makers, museum and library professionals, and school leaders who are dedicated to promoting making, gaming, and playful learning. There is a form to fill out if you would like to apply for a scholarship to attend.
Jesse Schell is the CEO of Schell Games, a team of more than one hundred thirty people who strive to make truly great games, both for the purposes of entertainment and education
Cassidy Puckett is an Assistant Professor of Sociology at Emory University. Using a mixed-methods approach, she examines the relationship between technological change and inequality in education and healthcare. She also just published Redefining Geek, which takes an empirical look at what it means to be good with technology. Based on observations and interviews with students, she describes the five learning habits at the core of technological competence and joins the ongoing conversation on equity in technology education to argue for a more inclusive experience for all students.
In addition conference content, teachers, students, and librarians are encouraged to submit any learning games they've created (digital or analog) for the Gee! Learning Game Awards. There are Amateur and Professional categories, so all should feel comfortable submitting a game. Award winners will be announced at the Play Make Learn conference.