1. World Wide Workshop Foundation Participates in Games + Learning + Society (GLS 5.0) Conference
  2. Reflecting on Pilot Year 2 at the Globaloria-WV Advisory Board Meeting
  3. Sandra Day O'Connor’s OurCourts.org Partners with Globaloria in WV

1. World Wide Workshop Foundation Participates in Games + Learning + Society (GLS 5.0) Conference


GLS 5.0 Conference held in Madison, Wisconsin

Idit Caperton and Shannon Sullivan presented Globaloria at the 2009 GLS 5.0 Conference, from June 10-12 in Madison, Wisconsin. This is the second time the Foundation team has attended GLS, which has nearly doubled in size since its last session in 2008. The Foundation team led a discussion entitled “Students' Development of Contemporary Core Competencies through Making Educational Web-Games,” where they delved into Globaloria’s research design and methodology. “It was gratifying to present the learning theory behind our implementation model, and share some results with other game designers, academics and researchers," Idit reflected. “Observing the GLS presentations proved to us that the World Wide Workshop is leading the way in the R&D of large scale implementation integrating game media literacy, designing and programming games at public middle schools.”

2. Reflecting on Pilot Year 2 at the Globaloria-WV Advisory Board Meeting

On June 2nd, Globaloria-WV founders, funders, and partners convened in Charleston for the semi-annual Advisory Board meeting to reflect on Pilot Year 2 and plan for Pilot Year 3. The meeting brought together policy makers, government officials, industry leaders, school administrators, educators and students to share their experiences about the Globaloria learning process. Idit Caperton co-hosted the event with First Lady Gayle Manchin. "It's so important to have these collaborative reflections in order to improve the Globaloria program," Idit exclaimed, "each of our partners approach education reform differently, providing us with a broad range of invaluable perspectives.” Pilot Year 3 is a critical year for the Globaloria program, as it expands to 1,000 participants and continues to advance towards integrating game media literacy into the public school system.


Partners and educators with Idit and WV First Lady Gayle Manchin

Student demonstrates his game to board members and partners

Denise Stalnaker, Ingrida Barker and Angela Cruikshank speak on the educators' panel

3. Sandra Day O'Connor’s OurCourts.org Partners with Globaloria in WV

The Foundation team and Globaloria-WV educators were thrilled to have representatives from Justice O’Connor’s OurCourts.org provide insights on civics and gaming at the June 2009 Globaloria Summer Academy. The Foundation recently partnered with the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation to effectively integrate civics education and news literacy into Globaloria's gaming curriculum throughout the state of West Virginia. “We are honored to have Justice O’Connor and her team support our game-making methods and inspire our students to create games on civics and government,” remarked Amber Oliver, Director of Partnerships & Operations. The collaboration with Justice O’Connor’s OurCourts.org and other Knight Foundation affiliates is a newly added component of the Globaloria Program in West Virginia.


Justice O'Connor presents on the educational power of games

Educators brainstorm ideas for news and civics education

 

 
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