Tuesday, September 17 • 10:15am - 11:15am
WoWinSchool: The Hero's Journey

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Massively Multiplayer Online Roleplay Games, or MMO’s, have dominated the computer gaming industry for the last several years. MMO’s go beyond traditional computer gaming, though. They are vibrant, persistent, and surprisingly social worlds, and now many of them are mobile! As educators begin to take their first steps into these spaces, we’re finding that there’s a wealth of often overlooked educational value for our learners. Join Peggy Sheehy and explore the highly popular MMO, World of Warcraft, as well as the free ELA curriculum, "WoWinSchool: The Hero’s Journey". Peggy has been running this program with 6th -10th grade students since 2008, and has a wealth of tips and tricks to share! Not only will you be introduced to World of Warcraft, but you’ll also learn strategies used to adapt worlds like these to our classrooms, and the concepts you’ll learn can be adapted to any MMO, including Lord of the Rings Online, Guild Wars 2, RuneScape, and others. Grab your sword, strap on your armor, and don your educator’s cap of wisdom as we embark on a quest for learning!

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Peggy Sheehy

Teacher, Ramapo Central School District
Peggy Sheehy is an educator and change agent with strong opinions about education. Peggy thrives on learning environments where students can take charge and experience agency, autonomy, and authenticity. After an exciting first career as a professional musician, Peggy Sheehy shifted... Read More →

Tuesday September 17, 2013 10:15am - 11:15am
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