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Thursday, October 3 • 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Using Transformational Game Design to Amplify Youth’s Voice and Support Their Social and Emotional Skills

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Using activities and projects conducted during two week-long high school summer programs about transformational game design and social and emotional learning, this workshop will provide hands-on opportunities for participants to learn projects and strategies they can use with youth to support their learning about game development while enhancing their social and emotional skills. Participants will engage in key activities that were effective during the high school program and learn some of the presenters’ takeaways from conducting the summer programs. The series of activities conducted during the workshop will result in participants making a game pitch to the presenters and other participants. From this workshop, participants will leave with ideas they can use for developing youth’s knowledge and understanding of game design and social and emotional skills as well as approaches they can implement when working on game development teams.

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Amanda LaTasha Armstrong

Games Lab Coordinator, New Mexico State University
Amanda LaTasha Armstrong earned her master’s degree in child development with a specialization in administration from Erikson Institute. Currently, she is a doctoral candidate at New Mexico State University (NMSU) in the College of Education’s Department of Curriculum and Instruction... Read More →

Thursday October 3, 2019 3:30pm - 4:30pm PDT
Emerald Bay B 311 Peltason Dr., Irvine, CA, 92697