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This fall GameDesk is opening the PlayMaker School, a new Los Angeles school dedicated to student-driven learning through play and making. DreamLab is the portion of GameDesk's new PlayMaker school devoted to making sure professional development and curriculum creation capture the same vibrant, playful, and constantly evolving culture of the school. In this workshop, Joe Wise, GameDesk's Associate Director of New School Models and Curriculum, and Tedd Wakeman, a PlayMaker teacher, will demonstrate DreamLab's generated curriculum and processes. During the workshop attendees will be introduced to three modules developed in DreamLab: first, two modules designed to foster conceptual knowledge of physics through experimentative play. Last, Aero, a digital game created by GameDesk and curricularized by DreamLab which transforms the user into an albatross and teaches the forces involved in flight. Workshop participants will be invited to both test the modules and participate in the DreamLab process generating new ideas, modules, and pathways collaboratively with the GameDesk team.