Reimagine Learning

Her Rochester Feature: Video Game Aims to Interest Girls in STEM

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by admin on Jul 18, 2012 12:12:29 PM

ROCHESTER, NY-- Second Avenue Learning CEO Victoria Van Voorhis was featured in a HerRochester.com article discussing Martha Madison's Marvelous Machines, and the potential that the game holds for the future of STEM education. Van Voorhis is a strong proponent of learning through play. Her goals for the game include improving educational outcomes for all students, no matter the gender or ethnicity and encouraging girls to pursue study of and careers in science. Second Avenue plans to distribute the game for the 2013-2014 school year.

Topics: Press Releases, News, Martha Madison: Marvelous Machines

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Serious Games, Games for Health in Rochester

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by admin on Jul 6, 2012 10:09:33 AM

ROCHESTER, NY-- Second Avenue Learning was featured in the Democrat and Chronicle in an article promoting serious game development in the Rochester region. Mom's wrong! Video games could help you focuses on games for health and the benefits that they carry, highlighting research from Second Avenue, Rochester Institute of Technology and the University of Rochester. Supported with a grant from the National Science Foundation and led by CEO Victoria Van Voorhis, Second Avenue's Martha Madison's Marvelous Machines is a collaborative game for middle school students that teaches physical science. Using simple machines, students learn through connecting real life experiences to those in the game. There are no penalties for failure, encouraging students to test multiple paths to success. Release of the game is planned for the 2013-2014 school year.

Topics: Press Releases, News, Martha Madison: Marvelous Machines

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2011 United Way Day of Caring

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by admin on May 11, 2011 7:37:21 AM

ROCHESTER, NY-- The Second Avenue team participated in the 2011 United Way Day of Caring on May 11, 2011. Team members were tasked with helping rake, seed and spruce up the historic Mount Hope Cemetery in Rochester.

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