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Wednesday, August 1 • 10:15am - 11:00am
What is Learning with Portals?

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Valve software is a commercially successful gaming company and this past year they began a new educational initiative called "Teach with Portals."  Based on their very popular Portal video game series, Teach with Portals is an access point for educators, students and researchers to look at video games and learning in a new way and to use some really great software.  In this presentation we explore the whole Teach with Portals idea, look at one teacher's experience as a beta-test teacher for the Portal 2: Puzzle Maker, talk about some of the big ideas behind video games in the classroom and look at what educators across the country are doing with the Portal 2 and Puzzle Maker software.  


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Lisa Castaneda

Math Specialist, 5th-8th, The Evergreen School
Lisa has been teaching for nine years and during that time has taught all of the grades from kindergarten through 8th grade. Currently, she is a math specialist in the Upper Division at The Evergreen School in Shoreline, WA. She has a Masters degree in Education and has done research examining the effectiveness of video games in the math classroom. As a beta test teacher for the software company, Valve, she helped to design lessons and teach... Read More →

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Wednesday August 1, 2012 10:15am - 11:00am
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