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Tuesday, December 13 • 1:30pm - 2:45pm
Digital Diner @ The TIES Playground: Playful Learning

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Play in learning environments is essential, and gives students opportunities to engage in creative inquiry and exploration. While playful learning certainly doesn’t require technology, it seems that every day there is a new gadget, game, and gizmo to foster and inspire student learning. Chat with some experienced educators and explore some of these tools that allow students to learn through play, like Osmo, Makey-Makey, Spheros, Ozobots, and more in this portion of the playground.

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Dave Blanchard

Faculty - School of Education, Saint Cloud State University
I'm faculty in the Teacher Development Department at the School of Education (Saint Cloud State University). Leading courses in educational practices, information media, instructional design, and technology integration - I have the pleasure to work with pre-service teachers and teachers... Read More →
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Lee Anne Brockman

Media/Technology Specialist, Forest Lake Area High School
Come meet some of my students from our high school's tech team, as they demonstrate some Playful Learning. The students will be demonstrating makey-makey boards, squishy circuits, paper circuit art, and open-ended learning with breadboards. The student techs are excited to work with... Read More →
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Dhaivyd Hilgendorf

Library Media Specialist, Park Center Senior High
Past President of Information & Technology Educators of Minnesota, Media Specialist at Park Center Senior High in Brooklyn Park, Minnesota. Chair of the Personalized Learning Committee at Park Center. Chair of Park Center Design Team for Bush Foundation Individualized Learning Grant... Read More →

Lesli Skarphol

Library Media Specialist, Weaver Lake STEM Elementary

Tuesday December 13, 2016 1:30pm - 2:45pm CST