Game On! Applying Gaming Strategies and Concepts in the Classroom
3 Graduate Level or In-service Credits/ 45 hours Instructor: Valerie Hanley June 1-28, August 1-30, November 1-30, January 3-30, February 1-28, April 1-29
University of the Pacific PEDC 9154
Course description: There is no denying that the video game industry is wildly popular with kids and teens. While there are many inherent dangers and issues related to gaming, there are also many useful skills that game playing can teach students. This course will teach you a wide variety of ideas for incorporating gaming strategies and concepts into your classroom environment to maximize learning and increase student motivation.
This course is relevant to all who work in schools with children ages 5-21 in both regular and special education settings. This course has been designed for all school administrators, regular and special education teachers (grades K-12 and ages 5 to 21), special area teachers (gym, art, music, technology) school psychologists, school counselors, guidance counselors, social workers, speech and language therapists or speech pathologists and occupational or physical therapists.
June 1-28, August 1-30, November 1-30, January 3-30, February 1-28, April 1-29