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2014 Frontiers in Education Conference

Posted by Victoria Van Voorhis | Oct 20, 2014 9:14:47 AM

Second Avenue Learning is pleased to announce that Professor David Simkins, our colleague from the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT), will be presenting a joint paper on the Martha Madison project at the 2014 Frontiers in Education Conference. The conference, held this year in Madrid, draws together professionals from a wide variety of fields, for the purpose of furthering innovations in STEM, with a special focus on engineering education.

Professor Simkins will be discussing "Martha Madison: Marvelous Machines; Exploring Simple Machines in an Open-Ended, Collaborative Sandbox," a paper that describes the research conducted by Second Avenue and Professors Egert, Simkins, and Decker at RIT. Part of a larger session on inspiring students to learn through different domains, the paper shares with readers some of our findings with regards to collaborative play, in-game supportive scaffolding, and student outcomes.




Topics: Blog, Conferences, RIT, Frontiers in Education

Written by Victoria Van Voorhis

Victoria Van Voorhis is an EdTech leader and sought-after speaker, former Digital Rochester Technology Woman of the Year, and founder and CEO of the Pittsford-based educational games company Second Avenue Learning. She has served as the Principal Investigator for both Department of Education and National Science Foundation grants. Her goal for Second Avenue is to creatively blend pedagogy with technology to create innovative learning environments, solutions, and curricula that empower teachers and engage K-16 students. Victoria received her undergraduate degree from Smith College and her master's from New York University.

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