Games In Education Forum at the Chicago Toy and Game Fair

imagesChicago School Supply & Games for Educators are teaming together to  host a special forum for educators at the Chicago Toy and Game Fair (ChiTAG) on Saturday, November 21 at Chicago’s Navy Pier.  This event is the largest annual public Toy and Game event in the country and attendees have the opportunity to participate in numerous activities including:

  • Meet numerous toy and game inventors,
  • Meet celeb/actresses Daryl Hannah and Hilary Shepard
  • Review and play with the hottest new toys and games on the market,
  • Entertainment by Radio Disney (and a lot more)
  • Attend our Games in Education Forum !

The Games in Education Forum is an Illinois Accredited Educator Forum [CPDU credits offered] and sponsored by Chicago School Supply, The Playmakers, National Teacher Education Center (NTEC) and Teachbook and GamesforEducators.com

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Agenda
1:00 Seminar Welcome! Presented by Michael Ockrim, President of Chicago School Supply

1:10 Golden Game Award Presentation sponsored by The Playmakers, Presented by Tim Walsh, incredible game prize package page at: www.theplaymakers.com

1:15 Curriculum for Board Games and Overview of Speed-Gaming Portions of Forum
Presented by Karen Luciana, Evanston Teacher; Former Golden Game Award Winner and GamesforEducators.com Columnist

1:30 Speed-Gaming*

2:00 Powerful Practices: Games as Teaching Tools in a Lesson
Presented by Jeffrey A. Dohm, Chicago Public School Forensic Science Instructor; Greater Games Industry Catalog Columnist and Guest Educational Speaker at GAMA’s Origins 2009 Game Fair

2:30 Coffee & Cookies sponsored by National Teacher Education Center (NTEC) and Teachbook

Speed-Gaming* will be available during this session.

3:00 Play and Creativity in the Classroom
Presented by Anna Lewis, Award-winning Toy Inventor; President of IdeaSplash and National Childrens’ Examiner Columnist

3:30 Demonstrations of Hands on Activities

4:00 Project Playroom: Building a Games Library at Your School
Presented by Jeffrey A. Dohm, Chicago Public School Forensic Science Instructor; Greater Games Industry Catalog Columnist and Guest Educational Speaker at GAMA’s Origins 2009 Game Fair

4:30 Speed-Gaming*

5:00 Tour Exhibitors’ Booths

*- Speed Gaming: A series of fast-paced game demo lasting about 5 minutes each…

Admission to the Forum and Chicago Toy and Game Fair (info below) is complimentary, but a reservation is required for the Forum. Please email mary@gamesforeducators.com or call 847-677-8277 with your name and your school to reserve your seat.

More info about Chicago Toy and Game Fair, Chi-TAG
Event will be held at Navy Pier’s Festival Hall on Saturday and Sunday, November 21st 10am-6pm and 22nd 10am-5pm. $10 per adult, $5 per child 13 and under, free for ages 3 and under, educators and scouts in uniform. $10 off parking coupons available at event.

For more information: www.chitag.com, info@chitag.com or 847-677-8277.


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