Gamifying Learning In & Out the Classroom | LAX Hilton

Washington, D.C. campuses

GA D.C., 1776
1133 15th Street NW, 8th Floor
Washington D.C. 20005

GA D.C. (Northern Virginia)
2231 Crystal Drive #1000
Arlington VA 22202

Past Locations for this Event

Gamifying Learning In & Out the Classroom | LAX Hilton

Washington, D.C.

Washington, D.C. campuses

GA D.C., 1776
1133 15th Street NW, 8th Floor
Washington D.C. 20005

GA D.C. (Northern Virginia)
2231 Crystal Drive #1000
Arlington VA 22202

Past Locations for this Event

About this event

Join Educelerate and General Assembly to dive deep into questions around the role of game-based learning in schools. How does game-based learning fit into the larger context of education? Can game-based learning thrive in the world of standards, data, tight budgets and 21st century skills? This event will be hosted at the General Assembly Santa Monica campus and will include a lively panel discussion and networking with fellow education and technology stakeholders in Los Angeles.

Lucien Vattel

A leader and visionary in interactive learning, educational game development, research, and curriculum, and a designer and producer of over a dozen distributed educational games with over 14 years of experience on a wide variety of projects and clients. Lucien Vattel currently serves as CEO and Executive Director of GameDesk, one of the leading educational game research centers in the United States whose role is to reshape modes of learning and engagement through interactivity and play. GameDesk was listed in 2013 as #6 Most Innovative Education Company in the World by Fast Company and in summer of Vattel secured the largest grant in AT&T history to develop a national learning portal; Educade.org

Maria Burns-Ortiz

Co-founder and CEO of 7 Generation Games, creating games that combine math, social studies and adventure gaming. As part of her role, Maria leads 7 Generation Games creative and game design teams. A New York Times best-selling author, she is responsible for conceptualizing and expanding game storyline games, ensuring narrative is engaging, cohesive and age-appropriate while moving the game forward and incorporating curricular content. A leader of 7 Generation Games executive team, Maria has been instrumental in the company’s success in both fundraising – 7 Generation Games has brought in nearly $1 million in funding to date – and new product development – two commercial games have been released with two more in development. 7 Generation Games has been generating monthly revenue since Year 1 and experienced 400% revenue growth year-over-year over its first two years.

Mike McGaillard

President and executive director of the Imagination Foundation, which imagines a world where creativity and entrepreneurship are core social values nurtured in schools, homes and communities everywhere as inspired by the viral story and movie of Cain's Arcade (more on their story). For the last 22 years, Mike has enjoyed starting up a number of successful organizations in education, including LA’s Promise, which was awarded more than $15 million in grants to help turnaround schools in the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) as well as co-founding Metro Charter, a new public elementary school in the burgeoning core of Downtown LA.

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