GAMES IN EDUCATION FORUM AND MORE!
Sponsored by Chicago School Supply and Games for Educators
State of Illinois Certified Provider of CPDU Credits
Saturday, November 22, 2008 Program
Teacher Golden Game Awards – sponsored by Games for Educators and Jax Games
Games in Education Forum - Saturday November 22nd, 1 pm – 6 pm – You are our Guest!
As an Approved State of Illinois CPDU Provider, this Forum will provide professional development seminars on how and why to use games in the curriculum. Professional educators, parent educators, administrators, and future educators are all invited to attend. Topics include but are not limited to:
- Why games are good for the brain
- How to evaluate games for their educational potential
- How others are integrating games into their educational programs
- How to differentiate instruction using games
- How games evolve to match developmental levels from early childhood to adulthood
- Practical exercise in evaluating and using games in the curriculum
Presenters include Michael Ockrim of Chicago School Supply, Ben Takemori – Kapla Master Builder, Barbara Olsen of Jax Games, Pat Fuge for Out of the Box Publishing, Renaissance Knights Chess Organization, Graeme Thomson, columnist for Games for Educators and Director HL Games and Patrick Matthews, Publisher of Games for Educators and President of Live Oak Games.
Events For Students:
WorldBee on Stage Saturday November 22nd at 2 pm
Young Inventor Challenge – Registration Extended to November 17th
The winning inventor will be featured in Inventor’s Digest, receive a year’s subscription from Inventor’s Digest, a box of games and lunch for her/him and their family with Mike Hirtle, Head of Global Product Acquisition and Inventor Relations at Hasbro, Dave Okada, Vice President, Inventor Relations at Mattel and Chip Voigt, President of Fundex. What inventor wouldn't want such an opportunity! And they, as well as other industry executives, will be reviewing all toy and game inventions in the Challenge!
Chicago Toy and Game Fair, Chi-TAG
Preview, play and purchase the hottest new toys and games from around the world. Raffles, tournaments, prizes, live entertainment, NASCAR, Star Wars Character Breakfast, Dynamite Girls Fashion Doll Breakfast, Young Inventors' Challenge (great prizes), the 501st Legion, costumed characters, toy drive and events for all ages.
Navy Pier's Festival Hall A on Saturday and Sunday, November 22nd and 23rd, 10am-6pm. $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 or 847-677-8277.