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Sunday, August 12
 

4:00pm

Pre Conference Kick Off
Join us for a pre-conference kick off at Filament Games. There will be snacks, drinks, a brief talk, and lots of networking opportunities. 

Sunday August 12, 2018 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Filament Games 316 W Washington Ave #1000, Madison, WI 53703
 
Monday, August 13
 

8:30am

Registration and Breakfast
Monday August 13, 2018 8:30am - 9:00am
Varsity Hall

9:00am

Emery Petchauer's Keynote Address
Emery Petchauer is an Associate Professor in the Departments of English and Teacher Education at Michigan State University where he also coordinates the English education program. His research and practice has focused on the aesthetic qualities of urban arts, particularly hip-hop culture, and their connections to teaching, learning, and living. His books include Hip-Hop Culture in College Students' Lives (Routledge, 2012) and Schooling Hip-Hop: Expanding Hip-Hop Based Education Across the Curriculum (Teachers College Press, 2013). A former turntablist and high school teacher, Emery gets most excited about making spaces for young people to create sound and movement alongside artists in their community. He currently facilitates a community beatmaking space with other artists in Pontiac, Michigan.

Monday August 13, 2018 9:00am - 9:50am
Varsity Hall

10:00am

Breaking Boundaries: Designing a VR Experience to Educate, Empower, and Inspire the Next Generation of STEM Leaders
In this project presentation, Jennifer Javornik and Ethan Cayko from Filament Games will talk about their recently released VR project Breaking Boundaries, which features VR stories about famous women scientists, including narration by Jane Goodall. We'll show off the project, talk about working with Jane Goodall and Oculus, and start a dialogue about contemporary VR development.

Speakers
EC

Ethan Cayko

Filament Games
JJ

Jennifer Javornik

Filament Games


Monday August 13, 2018 10:00am - 10:50am
Room C

10:00am

A Wonderland of Maker Kits
Speakers
SA

Sam Abramovich

SUNY Buffalo


Monday August 13, 2018 10:00am - 10:50am
Room B

10:00am

Developing Conferring Protocols for Personalized Learning
Speakers
avatar for Jerry Dryer

Jerry Dryer

UW Madison
avatar for Sarah Hackett

Sarah Hackett

UW Madison
avatar for Julie Kallio

Julie Kallio

UW Madison
avatar for Jessie Nixon

Jessie Nixon

UW Madison
avatar for Tanushree Rawat

Tanushree Rawat

UW Madison


Monday August 13, 2018 10:00am - 10:50am
Room D

10:00am

Arcade Time!
Check out the arcade for gaming, making, playing, and learning. The arcade will be open all day Monday and Tuesday. 


Monday August 13, 2018 10:00am - Tuesday August 14, 2018 2:30pm
Arcade

11:00am

Agency by Design: Pittsburgh
Speakers
JE

Jeff Evancho

Quaker Valley School District


Monday August 13, 2018 11:00am - 11:50am
Room C

11:00am

Badger-napping! Developing and using a game for 3-5th graders to teach historical inquiry skills
Come play a new game produced by Wisconsin Public TV, Wisconsin Historical Society and Field Day in collaboration with over 20 Wisco educators! During this hands-on session we play, meet the designers and experience a historical inquiry micro-project ourselves.

Speakers
PD

Phil Dougherty

Field Day Lab
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David Gagnon

Field Day Lab
SG

Sarah Gagnon

Field Day Lab
EL

Eric Lang

Field Day Lab
JM

Jim Mathews

Field Day Lab
AT

Alyssa Tsagong

Wisconsin Public Television


Monday August 13, 2018 11:00am - 11:50am
Room A

11:00am

Games & Embodied Cognition
Speakers

Monday August 13, 2018 11:00am - 11:50am
Room B

11:00am

Videogames & the Online Astronomy Classroom
Speakers
RT

Rich Townsend

UW Department of Astronomy


Monday August 13, 2018 11:00am - 11:50am
Room D

12:00pm

Lunch
Monday August 13, 2018 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Varsity Hall

1:30pm

Boys & Girls Clubs : Astrobotany
Can middle school students who are disengaged in STEM, reengage with STEM through game design on the topic of the biology of survival on Mars?

Speakers

Monday August 13, 2018 1:30pm - 2:20pm
Room D

1:30pm

Show Me the Money: How to Fund VR Projects
For the VR industry, there seems to be one question on everybody’s mind: “Where’s the content?” If you ask content developers, though, they might pose a counter question: “Where’s the money?” With hardware adoption moving slowly, developing VR content is a risky endeavor. Join this session to hear Filament Games CEO Dan White‘s insider tips on practical ways to pursue VR funding, drawing on Filament’s experiences seeking and securing funding for two VR titles.  

Speakers
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Dan White

Filament Games


Monday August 13, 2018 1:30pm - 2:20pm
Room B

1:30pm

Wednesday Clubs!
Speakers

Monday August 13, 2018 1:30pm - 2:20pm
Room C

2:30pm

Challenges and Successes of Games in Medical Education
The use of games in medical education can be powerful interactive learning tools and reinforce content material. These interactive platforms can make the science ‘come to life’ and thus become more meaningful for the learner. In this session, we will explore the history of ‘games’ in medical education, formats of games and how they can augment learning.

Speakers
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Lonie Salkowski

UW School of Medicine and Public Health


Monday August 13, 2018 2:30pm - 3:20pm
Room A

2:30pm

Finding Authenticity through Digital Production
When we hear about youth through the media we most often hear about youth, not from youth. The messages we get, therefore, may not reflect important youth voices. Through two lenses, the teacher and the researcher, we explore how youth find meaning and empowerment through digital video production.

Speakers
JB

Jean Biebel

Wauwatosa East High School
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Jessie Nixon

UW Madison


Monday August 13, 2018 2:30pm - 3:20pm
Room C

3:30pm

Designing Games for Medication Safety
Highlights and unexpected results of the collaborative design efforts between the UW - School of Pharmacy and Gear Learning.


Monday August 13, 2018 3:30pm - 4:20pm
Room B

3:30pm

Esports and the Scholar Gamer
Esports, organized competitive video games, allows schools to redefine their athletic culture, diversify opportunities for student participation in school, promote positive physical and mental health, increase collegiate scholarship pathways, and play games! We cannot forget the importance of play. During this session, learn how esports offers gamers an opportunity to connect into their schools and communities like never before. Session participants will leave with a perspective that esports are more than just playing video games. They are the medium to something more.

Speakers
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James O'Hagan

Racine Unified School District


Monday August 13, 2018 3:30pm - 4:20pm
Room E

3:30pm

Field Work: Using your kids iPhones to engage their world
In Fall 2018, 15 educators from around Wisconsin used the UW created Siftr app to facilitate fieldwork activities. In this hands on session you will try out a simple field work activity in the conference venue and hear from teachers about how to get up and running with your students.

Speakers

Monday August 13, 2018 3:30pm - 4:20pm
Room C

3:30pm

3:30pm

Making Spaces: A National Network to Support Making in Schools
Speakers
MC

Mike Cook

Betty Brinn Children's Museum
BP

Bill Pariso

Betty Brinn Children's Museum


Monday August 13, 2018 3:30pm - 4:20pm
Room A

5:00pm

Reception and Performances
Join us up the hill for networking, socializing, light snacks, and performances. 

Monday August 13, 2018 5:00pm - 7:00pm
School of Education Atrium 1000 Bascom Mall, Madison, WI 53706

7:00pm

Digital Media Evening Field Trips
After the official events of the day have ended, UW graduate students will lead Field Trips around town for those who want more! Trips will range from snacks at the Union Terrace, karaoke, GeeksMania Arcade, to a relaxed dinner downtown. Stay tuned for more details! 

Monday August 13, 2018 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Various Locations Around Madison
 
Tuesday, August 14
 

8:30am

Breakfast
Tuesday August 14, 2018 8:30am - 9:00am
Varsity Hall

9:00am

Jane Werner's Keynote Address
Jane Werner's 34 years of museum experience includes 26 years at The Children's Museum of Pittsburgh where she served as Program Director, Deputy Director and currently Executive Director. Werner leads the team responsible for all aspects of the Museum's mission and vision, exhibits, public programming, funding and operations. The Children's Museum of Pittsburgh expanded in November 2004 after the completion of a $29M capital campaign. Attendance grew from 80,000 to currently 300,000. The project was the recipient of the 2006 American Institute of Architects National Award and National Trust for Historic Preservation Award. The Museum received the 2009 National Medal from the Institute of Museum and Library Services for its work in the community and in 2011 the Children's Museum of Pittsburgh was named one of the top ten children's museums by Parents Magazine. Under Werner's leadership and in partnership with the Warhol Museum, the Children's Museum reopened the closed New Hazlett Theater, raising over $2million and creating a separate 501c3 organization. In 2013, the museum was cited by AAM Press in the book Magneticas one of six museums with powerful internal alignment and a compelling vision allowing it to attract the critical resources for success.

Tuesday August 14, 2018 9:00am - 9:50am
Varsity Hall

10:00am

Transmedia Educational Game Design: Making a Game About a Show That Doesn't Exist Quite Yet
Making a game to compliment a television property is an interesting challenge. Making a game to complement a television property that's also still in development is more challenging still! The team behind an in-development game being co-developed by Twin Cities PBS and Filament Games will talk about some of the ups and down of development of an educational game tied to an up and coming transmedia property.

Speakers
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Laura Beukema

Twin Cities Public Television
QC

Quinn Crossley

Twin Cities Public Television
DR

Dennis Ramirez

Twin Cities Public Television


Tuesday August 14, 2018 10:00am - 10:50am
Room D

10:00am

Visual Representations in "At Play in the Cosmos"
Speakers

Tuesday August 14, 2018 10:00am - 10:50am
Room C

10:00am

Animating the Curriculum Part I
Join Crestwood Art Instructor Luke Bassuener and some of his students for a hands-on stop motion animation workshop. Check out two short stop motion films made by Crestwood students, one of which won a Golden Badger Award at the Wisconsin Film Festival! Then, learn how easy it is to make your very own stop motion film.

Stay in the room for Part II at 11:00 am and make your own stop motion animation! 

Speakers

Tuesday August 14, 2018 10:00am - 10:50am
Room E

10:00am

Defining and Describing Personalized Learning
Speakers
avatar for Jerry Dryer

Jerry Dryer

UW Madison
avatar for Sarah Hackett

Sarah Hackett

UW Madison
avatar for Julie Kallio

Julie Kallio

UW Madison
avatar for Tanushree Rawat

Tanushree Rawat

UW Madison


Tuesday August 14, 2018 10:00am - 10:50am
Room A

10:00am

AnjiPlay: Self-determined Play at the Library
For the past two years, Madison Public Library (in collaboration with AnjiPlay World LLC) has been developing a new model of library program for young children, based on the educational approach called AnjiPlay, that prioritizes children's self-determined play with minimally structured play materials.  In this approach, adults are encouraged to "step back and tune in" -- closely observing and often recording children's play, with the most minimal of adult direction or intervention.  In Anji County, China, where this philosophy was developed, children ages 3-6 attend AnjiPlay schools.  Here in Madison, children's librarian Carissa Christner has been working closely with the AnjiPlay professionals to develop a non-school, mobile version of the program.  Learn more about the AnjiPlay philosophy (www.anjiplay.com) and see how it's been translated into a library program.

Speakers
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Carissa Christner

Madison Public Library


Tuesday August 14, 2018 10:00am - 10:50am
Room B

11:00am

Animating the Curriculum Part II
Drop in for hands-on practice in creating stop motion animation with Luke Bassuener and his students! 

Speakers

Tuesday August 14, 2018 11:00am - 11:30am
Room E

11:00am

LIVE Data Collection & Analysis from "At Play in the Cosmos"
LIVE EVENT - Observe an instructor and a group of students engage in the cycle of learning through implementation of a video game for learning. From gameplay to data visualization to feedback, this is your chance to see the entire process.

Speakers
MA

Mohammed Akanda

Gear Learning
JH

Joey Herring

Gear Learning
RT

Richard Townsend

Gear Learning
GV

Greg Vaughan

Gear Learning


Tuesday August 14, 2018 11:00am - 11:50am
Room C

11:00am

Making Making Happen: Case Studies of How and Why Organizations Take on Making
In the past five years, the Maker Education Initiative (Maker Ed) has supported hundreds of organizations get started with maker education. Through surveys and case studies of many of the organizations supported through their summer program, Maker Corps, we have observed how individuals champion and mobilize for maker education. Who champions it? What power do they have to make change? What resources do they draw on? What motivates them? We will highlight organizations in libraries, museums and school settings to describe how setting can influence organizational change.

Speakers
AA

Alice Anderson

Minneapolis Institute of the Arts


Tuesday August 14, 2018 11:00am - 11:50am
Room A

11:00am

Social VR - Immersive Storytelling
This session explores the many ways educators can support students to use easy tools to engage in immersive storytelling.

Speakers

Tuesday August 14, 2018 11:00am - 11:50am
Room B

12:00pm

Lunch
Tuesday August 14, 2018 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Varsity Hall

1:30pm

Field Day Fellowships: Co-designing games and apps as a form of educator PD
Field Day has partnered with DPI to identify and facilitate some of Wisconsin's moist curious educators to create and implement new teaching products and practices. Come meet some of the fellows and hear about opportunities to become a fellow in 2018 and 2019.

Speakers
avatar for David Gagnon

David Gagnon

Field Day Lab
JM

Jim Mathews

Field Day Lab
DM

David McHugh

Department of Public Instruction


Tuesday August 14, 2018 1:30pm - 2:20pm
Room B

1:30pm

Teacher Studio: A Community of Practice
Speakers
MC

Mike Cook

Betty Brinn Children's Museum
BP

Bill Pariso

Betty Brinn Children's Museum
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Emily Schindler

UW Madison


Tuesday August 14, 2018 1:30pm - 2:20pm
Room C

1:30pm

Do You Play Fair? A Workshop About Bias in Academia
The Fair Play game provides players with the opportunity to take the perspective of Jamal Davis, a Black graduate student on his way to becoming a renowned professor. In this game, players experience racial bias during interactions with other characters, as well as in the virtual environment. As Jamal, the road to success involves navigating the academic world; as a Black student, bias can steer you off of a successful path. Winning in Fair Play involves learning when and how to name biases. While many will succeed in Fair Play, the true winners are those that learn the reality of bias. The game involves taking on the challenges of graduate student while also learning when, how or if to name biases. Typically played as a part of a workshop, players learn about and identify biases through the game and gain strategies for addressing and counteracting biases in academic settings.

Speakers
JF

Jahmese Fort

LEAD Center


Tuesday August 14, 2018 1:30pm - 2:20pm
Room D

1:30pm

Game Up - What makes a great learning game
Game Up! Hundreds of free, standards aligned educational games from BrainPop

Speakers

Tuesday August 14, 2018 1:30pm - 2:20pm
Room A

1:30pm

Formative assessment rubrics for Personalized Learning
Speakers
avatar for Jerry Dryer

Jerry Dryer

UW Madison
avatar for Julie Kallio

Julie Kallio

UW Madison
SK

Steve Kimball

UW Madison


Tuesday August 14, 2018 1:30pm - 2:20pm
Room E

2:30pm

Introducing the Game Design Certificate at UW–Madison
The UW–Madison School of Education will be offering a new Game Design Certificate for undergraduate students starting in Fall 2018! This session will describe our goals, what game design entails, how students can enroll in the certificate program, and answer any questions you may have about the brand new program!

Speakers
avatar for Matthew Berland

Matthew Berland

UW Madison


Tuesday August 14, 2018 2:30pm - 3:20pm
Room B

2:30pm

Transmedia Game Development for Hero Elementary
A well executed transmedia project expands a property’s world to multiple platforms while building connections between them through the various characters, settings, and narratives.  However, when building a brand new world, changes to these elements can have a huge impact on those connections and can radically impact development. Join the Twin Cities PBS team as we look at the development of educational games for the new K-2 PBS KIDS property “Hero Elementary”. We will discuss a few games and the collaborative development behind them as case studies for what went well, what did not, and lessons learned.

Speakers
LB

Laura Beukema

Twin Cities Public Television
DR

Dennis Ramirez

Twin Cities Public Television


Tuesday August 14, 2018 2:30pm - 3:20pm
Room D

2:30pm

Assessing Learning through Making with the Bubbler at Madison Public Library
Over the last four years, the Bubbler at Madison Public Library has worked to create meaningful assessment tools to capture learning through making in their drop in public spaces. Learn about the progression of our practices and tools while tinkering and making to identify evidence of your own learning in this interactive workshop.

Speakers

Tuesday August 14, 2018 2:30pm - 3:20pm
Room A

2:30pm

Critical Thinking, Empathy and Awe: How art museum gallery teaching can be integrated with maker education
Art museums have lagged behind science and children’s museums in engaging with maker education, perhaps in large part due to their foundational commitment to hands-on artmaking. And yet, what might be some affordances of taking a maker education approach in an art museum? Using three areas of pedagogical focus at the Minneapolis Institute of Art as a starting point - Critical Thinking, Empathy and Awe - I will explore how these lenses may enhance making practices. For example, the role observation could play, the idea of empathizing with makers/users of objects of the past, using objects to spark curiosity about process (how was this made? How could I learn to do that too?), and identity (am I a maker? Artist? Designer? What excites me about this role?).

Speakers
AA

Alice Anderson

Minneapolis Institute of the Arts


Tuesday August 14, 2018 2:30pm - 3:20pm
Room C

3:30pm

Poster Session
Join us in Varsity Hall for poster sessions from educators, researchers, and developers from around the world:

Tricia Louis, Richland School District
"Mobile Maker/Learner Space"

Allison Murrow, UW Madison
"Play, Make, and Learn to Cope with Anxiety in the Classroom"

Max Neu, Film Union Berlin
"Living democracy - Overcoming invisible boundaries through Location Based Games"

James O'Hagan, Racine Unified School District
"The Future of Sports is Esports"

Nathan T. Wheeler, UW Madison
"Learning to Innovate: Literary Adaptation as a Pedagogical Tool in 21st Century C&I"


Shelby Montevirgen, Chandler School
"River X-Designing with Empathy for the Los Angeles River"

Alina Slipchuk, Sun Prairie High School
"Developing and Integrating Makerspaces into Students' Learning Experiences in HS"

Carol Munn, Eisenhower School/Doctoral Student NJCU
"Revitalizing the Computer Class with Robotics"


Safinah Ali, MIT Media Lab
"Using embodied interfaces in classrooms as an Augmentative and Alternative Communication tool for ASD"

Lindsay Pettit,  UW Madison
"Multimedia E-books for Learning: Videos, Quizzes, and Games!"

Aline Click; Rosarin Adulseranee, Northern Illinois University
"Video Game Design and Robotic Programming"



Speakers
SA

Safinah Ali

MIT Media Lab
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Aline Click

Northern Illinois University
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Tricia Louis

Richland School District
SM

Shelby Montevirgen

Chandler School
CM

Carol Munn

Eisenhower School/Doctoral Student NJCU
AM

Allison Murrow

UW Madison
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James O'Hagan

Racine Unified School District
LP

Lindsay Pettit

UW Madison
AS

Alina Slipchuk

Sun Prairie High School


Tuesday August 14, 2018 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Varsity Hall

3:30pm

Game Demos
Join us in Varsity Hall to play new and exciting games from developers, students, and researchers. Games will be slotted in 30 and 60 minute sessions. Attend one 60 minute demo or two 30 minute demos:

Bulge Lab
Michael DeAnda, Illinois Institute of Technology

Multiplayer Classroom
Aaron Pavao, Waunakee High School

Codemancer
Bobby Lockhart, Important Little Games

Word Flood: Understanding word game user experience
Isaac Sung,  Matthew Berland; UW Madison

Timeless Tales 2.0: NexLevel (Istation Reading)
Natalie F. Masters, Jessica Peters; Istation (Dallas, TX)

Where in the World is Vladimir Koppen?
Wendy Robertson, Daria Kluver; Central Michigan University

TOAST - AstroBotany for Boys and Girls
Richard Barker, Simon Gilroy; UW Madison Botany
Mike Beall, Gear Learning

It’s Cold Business: Learning Entrepreneurship Through Ice Cream
Sherry Yi, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

SmartTeach Application Demonstration
Nick Van, Jeff Jacka; Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction

RoboEngineers
James LaPierre, Joe Horan, Jon Kieffer, Luke Jayapalan, Lynden Fenske, Josh Bartels; Filament Games

Policy Gridlock: An Analog Game about Governance
Christopher Russell, Ian Hartman, Whitney Pow, Philip Ehrenberg; Northwestern University

Debugging Music – Audio Puzzle Games to Foster Social Computational Thinking
Vishesh Kumar, Anna Jordan-Douglass, Peter Woods, UW Madison



Speakers
RB

Richard Barker

UW Madison
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Matthew Berland

UW Madison
MD

Michael DeAnda

Illinois Institute of Technology
VK

Vishesh Kumar

UW Madison
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Bobby Lockhart

Important Little Games
AP

Aaron Pavao

Waunakee High School
WR

Wendy Robertson

Central Michigan University
CR

Christopher Russell

Northwestern University
IS

Issac Sung

UW Madison
NV

Nick Van

Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction
SY

Sherry Yi

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
LZ

Lauren Zellmer

Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction


Tuesday August 14, 2018 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Varsity Hall