[Gifted and Talented] Exciting Games4Learning Conference 24th March

Jo McLeay jo at vitta.org.au
Thu Mar 4 11:33:41 EST 2010

Dear Edulist subscribers (and apologies for the crossposts) 


· designed for all teachers both Primary and Secondary and of all subjects and specialist ICT 

· examines the impact of games and game culture on learning and society and gives ideas and resources on how to make the most of this impact 

· help introduce students to programming, a key skill necessary for the 21st century 

What will you come away with? 
The Conference sessions on xBox, Game Maker, Kodu, Scratch, machinima, Kahootz and Nintendo and many others show how traditional literacy and numeracy skills can be applied to game design, analyse the planning process involved in games creation and demonstrate how to deconstruct and manage large numbers of ideas, and how to brainstorm and creatively solve game related problems as well as enabling teachers to assess this learning against the relevant state standards. Ideas, resources, meeting great educators involved in the field of games for education and, most of all, inspiration for Monday morning's lesson. 

What is included? 
Computer Lab facilities are provided. Morning tea and lunch is also provided 

When is it? 
Wednesday 24th March from 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. 

Forest Hills Centre for Digital Excellence at Forest Hills Secondary College 
178 - 180 Mahoneys Rd 
Burwood East VIC 3151 
Melways Reference: Map 62 C5 

To book: http://vitta.org.au/events/event/games4learning 

This PD activity will contribute 6 hours of recognised PD. The Victorian Institute of Teaching requires that to renew their registration teachers must have completed a minimum amount of professional development activities within a given timeframe – currently phased up to 100 hours of recognised professional development activity over 5 years. 

Jo McLeay 
VITTA Professional Learning Officer 
T: +61 3 9495 6836 
F: +61 3 9495 6834 
M: +61 (0) 402 087 017 
E: jo at vitta.org.au 
W: www.vitta.org.au 
Suite 209, 134 - 136 Cambridge St, 
PO Box 1099 
Collingwood, VIC, 3066, Australia 

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