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Media Mentors: Helping Children Build Literacy Skills for the Digital Age Webinar

Jun 16 2016
Fee: No
Open to public: Yes
Category: Cooney Center presenting

With young children gaining access to a dizzying array of games, videos, and other digital media, will they ever learn to read? The answer is yes—if they are surrounded by adults who know how to help and if they are introduced to media designed to promote literacy, instead of undermining it. In short, these children and their families could greatly benefit from a media mentor. What exactly is a media mentor? Join Michael Levine and Lisa Guernsey, authors of Tap, Click,…

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Games for Change Festival

23 - 24 Jun 2016 | New York, NY
Fee: Yes
Open to public: Yes
Category: Community

The 2016 Games for Change Festival offers two days of exciting keynotes, panels, mini talks, networking events, and workshops, where you and the 800 other attendees of the Festival will meet experts, connect with one another, share and explore groundbreaking ideas, and interact with new impact games. This year’s Festival features three tracks of programming, each highlighting an emerging area of research and innovation within the games for impact sector: Civics & Social Impact, Neurogaming & Health, and The Games for Learning Summit. In addition, G4C…

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Games+Learning+Society Conference

17 - 19 Aug 2016 | Madison, Wisconsin
Fee: Yes
Open to public: Yes
Category: Community

The GLS Conference is the premier video games and learning event. Now in it’s twelfth year,  our event continues to be one of the top destinations where the people who create and research high-quality digital learning media can gather to discuss and help shape the direction of the field. GLS is best known for its high quality program, top notch attendees list, and playful atmosphere. Each year, we foster in-depth conversation across diverse disciplines including game studies and culture, game…

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Digital Media and Learning Conference 2016

5 - 7 Oct 2016
Fee: Yes
Open to public: Yes
Category: Community

The Digital Media and Learning Conference is an annual event supported by the MacArthur Foundation and organized by the Digital Media and Learning Research Hub located at the UC Humanities Research Institute, University of California, Irvine. The conference is meant to be an inclusive, international and annual gathering of scholars and practitioners in the field, focused on fostering interdisciplinary and participatory dialog and linking theory, empirical study, policy, and practice. http://dml2016.dmlhub.net/