First Presenter's Institution

Gwinnett County Public Schools

Second Presenter's Institution

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Third Presenter's Institution

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Fourth Presenter's Institution

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Fifth Presenter's Institution

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Location

Hyatt Regency, Savannah, Georgia

Strand #1

Academic Achievement & School Leadership

Strand #2

Social & Emotional Skills

Relevance

This program will teach how to tap into student's interests to keep them engaged in learning.

Brief Program Description

Motivation is the key factor in the academic success of students. Tapping into students’ interests keeps them engaged in learning. One major interest in all students is computer games. Learn how to use computer games to help students improve their academic skills and impact their self-worth. Discover the numerous and free education games available on the Internet and how to use them to transform at–risk students into studious learners.

Summary

Motivation is a key factor in academic success of students and this program will instruct participants how to use computer games to help students improve academic skills and self-worth.

Evidence

Learn how to transform at-risk youth into studious learners.

Format

Individual Presentation

Biographical Sketch

For 30 years, Dr. Dawn White has taught elementary, middle, and college students specializing in developing learner-centered classroom using differentiated instructional strategies to meet individual academic needs. Due to her innovative integration of technology during instruction, she became STEM and Technology Coach with Gwinnett County Public Schools in Lawrenceville, GA. Dr. White has written curriculum using project-based inquiry learning following the 7Es (Elicit, Engage, Explore, Explain, Elaborate, Evaluate, Extend) model. She has been awarded grants to fund special projects that enhance the learning experiences of students and has presented at national and state conferences.

Keyword Descriptors

Motivation, technology, STEM

Presentation Year

2018

Start Date

3-6-2018 8:30 AM

End Date

3-6-2018 9:45 AM

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Computer Games for Motivation

Hyatt Regency, Savannah, Georgia

Motivation is the key factor in the academic success of students. Tapping into students’ interests keeps them engaged in learning. One major interest in all students is computer games. Learn how to use computer games to help students improve their academic skills and impact their self-worth. Discover the numerous and free education games available on the Internet and how to use them to transform at–risk students into studious learners.