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Educators Summit: Teaching Games with Games 7: Changing the Game

John Sharp  (Professor of Games & Learning, Parsons The New School for Design)

Colleen Macklin  (Associate Professor of Media Design, Parsons School of Design at The New School)

Kishonna Gray  (Associate Professor, University of Kentucky)

Dr. Edmond Y. Chang  (Assistant Professor of English, Ohio University)

Shawn Pierre  (Visiting Assistant Arts Professor, Independent)

Lien Tran  (Assistant Professor, School of Design, College of Computing and Digital Media, DePaul University)

TreaAndrea Russworm  (Associate Professor of English & Associate Dean, UMass Amherst)

Location: Room 3004, West Hall

Date: Tuesday, March 22

Time: 10:50 am - 11:50 am

Pass Type: All Access Pass, Summits Pass - Get your pass now!

Topic: Educators

Format: Session

Viewing Experience: In-Person

Vault Recording: Video

Audience Level: Yes

It's time for games to change! While we might teach games as systems, how is game education implicated in systems and structures of power? Join us to hear from five educators working on this change to break out of these power structures to include different perspectives, voices, and approaches. Whether it be focusing on accessibility, devising strategies for anti-racist game design, recognizing the game industry as a truly global phenomenon, or being more thoughtful about environmental impacts, our speakers will show strategies for making the change we want to see in games and the game industry.

Takeaway

The audience will learn tricks and techniques to make games—the industry and games themselves— more equitable, diverse, and inclusive. Our speakers will share insights to strengthen games education, celebrate difference, and help you meet the challenges and changes necessary for games education to thrive.

Intended Audience

This session will be useful for seasoned and new game educators alike, as the issues covered are important, yet not always easy to address within game courses and programs.