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Second Avenue Learning named 2014 SIIA Innovation Incubator Runner-Up for Most Innovative

JBroikos

by JBroikos on Dec 10, 2014 7:49:00 AM

For Immediate Release

ROCHESTER, NY 12/10/2014—Second Avenue Learning’s augmented reality game TARGETS was named the runner-up for Most Innovative product at the 2014 Innovation Incubator program, at SIIA’s annual Education Business Forum. Second Avenue CEO Victoria Van Voorhis and Director of Business Development Jill Broikos demonstrated the efficacy of TARGETS, which includes two games: a physical card game, and a digital augmented reality game. Students collaboratively solve authentic science problems by using the cards to manipulate bonding and create molecules. The augmented reality game brings those chemistry concepts to life in a 3D world TARGETS is funded in part by a US Department of Education SBIR grant.

The Most Innovative award was sponsored by the Education Division of the Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA). TARGETS was selected as one of ten finalists from a pool of almost 70 applicants. Selection criteria for finalists included user impact, market need for the innovation, originality, and representation of K12/postsecondary market levels.

Topics: innovation incubator, SIIA Education Forum, Press Releases

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John Jordan Joins Second Avenue Learning as Product Owner

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by admin on May 1, 2014 10:41:38 AM

ROCHESTER, NY-- Second Avenue Learning is pleased to announce that John Jordan has joined the company as Product Owner. John brings to Second Avenue an extensive background in strategic planning, acquisition skills, and product development.

Topics: Team Announcements, Press Releases

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Webinar Archive: Educational Games for Girls, Collaboration and Context

admin

by admin on Jan 30, 2013 1:01:34 PM

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Topics: girls and gaming, Press Releases, edWeb, webinar

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

admin

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

admin

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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Happy Holidays From The Team!

admin

by admin on Dec 22, 2011 10:55:26 AM

Happy Holidays to all.

Topics: Blog, Press Releases

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2011 United Way Day of Caring

admin

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.

Topics: Press Releases, News

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