Enhancing STEM Education with Video Games (Matt Marino, Washington State University)

Oct. 12, 2011

11 a.m.
Presented by:Matt Marino, Assistant Professor of Special Education, Washington State University
Room 247 JRP
University of Kansas

This presentation will describe how the award-winning video game “You Make Me Sick!” enhances science instruction and assessment for all students, including those with learning disabilities and other at-risk populations. The presentation will include a conversation about the project’s research as well as specific examples and techniques for integrating science video games in the classroom. It will conclude with issues that should be considered as teachers evaluate video games for their science classrooms.

Learn more about “You Make Me Sick!” at http://www.filamentgames.com/projects/gils

This workshop also will be offered as a live webinar. Webinar participants will be able to submit questions or comments using a chat box. See details below.

About the presenter
Matthew T. Marino, Ph.D., is a former science, special education, and technology teacher/coordinator. He has extensive expertise in technology-enhanced science curriculum development and evaluation. Dr. Marino teaches courses on inclusive educational practices for students with disabilities and the Universal Design for Learning theoretical framework at Washington State University. Several of his publications are featured on the National Center on Universal Design for Learning website. Dr. Marino co-edited the Fall 2010 issue of the Journal of Special Education Technology, which focused on technology-enhanced STEM education. He provides consultative services for clients ranging from school districts to curriculum developers and video game designers. He was a featured research scientist by the Family Center on Technology and Disability in 2010.


Before the webinar
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To join the webinar
A few minutes before the scheduled start time, visit https://desktopconnect.ku.edu/crllearns to access the Adobe Connect webinar online “room.” Log in as “guest.”