Gaming in the Classroom: How Play Can Improve Our Schools

Games have the power to drastically improve schools and classrooms. Games of all sorts—board, card, role-playing, video, and beyond—can transform student engagement, heighten learning, and increase achievement. But how? Join National Board Certified teachers Jeremy Bort and Francesco Ortenzo, student Evan Hendrickson, education consultant Erin Jones, and game designer Nik Davidson for a discussion on the wheres, whys, and hows of gaming in a classroom.


Jeremy Bort [Teacher, Federal Way Public Schools], Nik Davidson [Principal Game Designer, The Pokemon Company], Francesco Ortenzo [Teacher, Peninsula School District], Erin Jones [Education Consultant, Erin Jones, LLC], Evan Hendrickson [Student, Thomas Jefferson High School]