The State of Games in the American Classroom

Discussion of the current state and future of how games shape learning environments, bring people together, and can potentially change the classroom experience.

  • Venue: 7 World Trade Center
    250 Greenwich Street, 40th floor
    New York, NY 10007-2157
  • Date: Tuesday, April 17 7:30pm — 9pm

Over 90% of students play games, and teachers are split in regards to the role they play in education. The brave new world of gamin need not terrify parents and educators, though: an increasing body of scientific research demonstrates social, neurological, and learning benefits to people who play games. Moreover, game designers have used that knowledge to target specific learning objectives. Join the New York Academy of Sciences to discuss the future of gaming and how it can be applied to the classroom and to growing minds.