NASAGA 2008 Teacher/Educator Day Flyer


Teacher/Educator Days

Opportunity: Having been a member of the North American Simulation and Gaming Association (NASAGA) since 2004, Fran Kick offered to create and coordinate the 2008 and 2009 Teacher/Educator Days at the annual conferences in Indianapolis, IN and Washington, DC. The day was specifically created for teachers who wanted to explore how to design learning games, activities, and simulations, or improve how they facilitate learning games, activities, and simulations. Filled with real-world, practical application approaches, participants learned how to create activity-based connections to classroom content standards.

Results: For both years, Fran coordinated with each State Department of Education to secure professional development C.E.U. credit hours for participating teachers. Clinicians were secured, programming scheduled, promotional flyers and web support was provided. Follow-up handout materials and evaluations were created and sent to all teachers following the program.


Program Objectives:

  • Use more interactive ways to help students pay attention and respond appropriately.
  • Bring participatory demonstration, debrief and discussion to life in your lessons.
  • Actively apply the philosophies of learning styles and multiple intelligences.
  • Demonstrate and experiment with some newly available processing tools.
  • Develop techniques to enable students to take responsibility and ownership for experiences and transfer those experiences to real-life situations.
  • Utilize activity to help groups move beyond conflicts into healthy discussion.



Preview Experiences: Play with, learn from, and talk to the kind of people who create learning games in the real world and the virtual world such as…

Peace Corps Challenge
Training Wheels Teachable Moments
The Community Puzzle



Friday, October 17th 2008

NASAGA 2008 Teacher/Educator Day Flyer

2009 Teacher/Educator Day Flyer

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2008 Presenters:

Thiagi Dolly Joseph Richard Van Eck Scott Graham Fran Kick



Friday, October 9th 2009

NASAGA 2009 Teacher/Educator Day Flyer

2009 Teacher/Educator Day Flyer

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2009 Presenters:

Thiagi Judee Blohm Michelle Cummings Scott Graham Fran Kick