Game-Based Learning: More Than Child's Play

Dalton Gray
Dalton Gray, a game designer for the New York-based Institute of Play, discusses the value of game-based learning – the incorporation of digital, video, board, and other games into school curriculums. Students tend to be more engaged. Test scores rise.
Thursday, March 22, 2018
Program: 
6:30 pm
This event has been postponed due to the inclement weather and resulting flight cancellations on the Atlantic Coast. We are working on finalizing a new date for the program. We apologize for the inconvenience.
A Vanderbilt University study released last year showed that incorporating game playing into school curriculums helped students become more engaged and score higher on standardized tests.

Dalton Gray, a game designer for the New York-based Institute of Play, examines this break from the American school routine. Game-based learning (employing digital, video, board, and other games) fosters collaboration, problem-solving and innovation.

Gray shares anecdotes and case studies from a broad range of educators. Through a game designer’s lens, he compares the traditional classroom experience with game-based learning and offers practical insights into incorporating game-based learning principles into any educational practice.