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Friday, February 24 • 1:00pm - 3:20pm
Using Games for ELA

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For this session we will look at the skills that be aquired from playing games, both board games and video games. For the first half of the session we will look at cooperative board games and how they can develop skills of speaking and listening. I will also discuss how I use cooperative board games as a story starter. Then we will look at how video games can be used as a tool to learn the elements of story writing. By using video games in the classroom, students who may be reluctant readers or writers may become more engaged and understand how these skills can help in future careers such as video game design. If there is time maybe we can play some of the games.

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Michael Saretzky

I am currently a teacher with Red Deer Catholic, teaching grade 6. I have been teaching for almost 18 years, with stops in Fox Creek and Hinton. Recently, I completed my Masters in Educational Technology, through UBC.

Friday February 24, 2023 1:00pm - 3:20pm MST
Red Deer Polytechnic-1503