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Wednesday, July 27 • 11:45am - 12:45pm
WoW in School: Gaming

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"You mean there is educational value in World of Warcraft?” Absolutely! In this session, Peggy Sheehy will discuss her experiences playing World of Warcraft (WoW) with her students and a team from Pender County Schools in North Carolina. Come hear as she shares her own gaming experience, the professional educator community that has emerged as her guild in World of Warcraft, “Cognitive Dissonance” and her joint venture with Lucas Gillispie (Pender County Schools) in a project that initially targeted at-risk students in an after-school program designed to build community, leadership, literacy and student confidence in a variety of curricular areas using WoW. This past year, the project evolved into a literacy elective, "The Hero's Journey," and was brought into the academic day. English Language Arts, digital citizenship, communication, web 2.0 and social networking are all addressed in a blended curriculum using Moodle courseware, JRR Tolkien's, "The Hobbit," and World of Warcraft.

 


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Peggy Sheehy

Teacher on a Mission, EPIC Learners
6th Grade Humanities Teacher, Suffern Middle School, Ramapo Central School District. After an exciting first career as a professional musician, Peggy Sheehy shifted her spotlight to the classroom, and to awakening dreams through education. For the past sixteen years, she has served... Read More →


Wednesday July 27, 2011 11:45am - 12:45pm EDT
Cambridge - 4th Floor (A wing)

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