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Monday, July 31 • 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Mini-Talk Series - Developing Games for Informal Learning Spaces

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Informal spaces often provide more flexibility to combine play and learning than a formal classroom. This series will feature case studies from innovative developers reaching kids outside of school. Learn about new models from experts at WGBH, New York Hall of Science, New York Public Library, American Museum of Natural History and Girl Scouts of the USA.

Moderators
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Michelle Miller

Co-Founder, Games and Learning
Michelle Miller is the Co-Founder and President of Games and Learning, an information platform dedicated to improving kids’ lives through news, analysis and industry leadership for developers and investors. She first developed the initiative during her tenure as Managing Director of the Joan Ganz Cooney Center. An early e-game producer, Michelle led PBS KIDS Interactive during its initial start-up phase. She has also led online news operations for Greenpeace International, launched a digital platform for the March of Dimes and consulted for... Read More →

Speakers
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Ciara Bush

UX Researcher, Girl Scouts of the USA
Ciara Bush is the lead UX Researcher at Girl Scouts of the USA. Much like the girls she researches, she is a lifelong learner who is excited by the challenge of creating engaging digital experiences for her customers. She has a knack for building empathy and extracting actionable... Read More →
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Barry Joseph

Associate Director for Digital Learning, American Museum of Natural History
Barry Joseph is the Associate Director for Digital Learning at the American Museum of Natural History. No, really! He sometimes has a hard time believing it himself, what with the T.rex just down the hall and all that. And what an exciting time to explore the intersection of digital media and museum-based... Read More →
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Thomas Knowlton

School Outreach Librarian, New York Public Library
Thomas Knowlton is a School Outreach Librarian for MyLibraryNYC at New York Public Library. He holds a Master of Arts in Comparative Literature from the University of Georgia and a Master of Library and Information Studies from Rutgers State University.
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Bill Shribman

Senior Executive Producer & Director of Digital Partnerships, WGBH
Bill Shribman is a Senior Executive Producer at WGBH in Boston where he leads the kid's digital team producing of apps, websites, and AR for PBS, NASA and others. These high traffic projects have won a Prix Jeunesse, two Emmys, and the George Foster Peabody Award. He is the creat... Read More →
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Laycca Umer

Research Assistant/Program Coordinator, New York Hall of Science
Laycca has a B.S. in Childhood Education/Psychology and a M.S. in TESOL from CUNY City College. She has worked in formal and informal learning environments since 2012, and is passionate about finding solutions for underserved and underrepresented populations to have access to equ... Read More →


Monday July 31, 2017 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Room 104