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 Anna Larsen, 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], Francesco Ortenzo [Teacher, Peninsula School District], Anna Larsen [Student, University of Portland], Erin Jones [Education Consultant, Erin Jones, LLC], Nik Davidson [Veteran Game Designer, Independent]