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Wednesday, October 5 • 9:30am - 5:30pm
Preconference Workshops (Separate Registration Required): Learning Analytics, Connected Courses, Maker Programs, Game Design and more!

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An all new conference “geek out” day offers deep dives into hands-on workshops, mini-courses, and working sessions with top experts in the field. Topics range from courses in media making, learning analytics, program evaluation, and game design, to working sessions focused on delving into cutting edge problems in research and practice.

Each workshop will accept a limited number of participants.  Main Conference passes do not include workshop registration.

You still have time to purchase your pre-conference workshop registration pass! The deadline is August 8, 2016.


9:00am – 9:30am Welcome Pre-Conference Workshop Attendees (Foyer)

Half Day Workshops - Morning  

9:30am – 12:30pm Transmedia Worldbuilding for Civic Engagement (Separate Registration Required)
Speakers: Gabriel Peters-Lazaro, Sangita Shresthova

Full Day Workshops:

9:30am – 5:00pm
 Capturing Connected Learning When and Where it Happens: A Workshop on Program Evaluation (SeparateRegistration Required)
Speakers: Vera Michalchik, William Penuel, Nick Wilson

9:30am – 5:00pm Crafting Connected Courses (Separate Registration Required)
Speakers: Alan Levine, Justin Reich

9:30am – 5:00pm Designing Youth Participatory Action Research Pathways: Toward Collaborative Inquiry, Participatory Culture, andSocial Justice (Separate Registration Required)
Speakers: Danielle Filipiak, Antero Garcia, Nicole Mirra

9:30am – 5:00pm Learning Analytics in Informal Spaces (Separate Registration Required)
Speakers: Charles Lang, Caitlin K. Martin, Nichole Pinkard

9:30am – 5:00pm Power Brokers: Building Youth Social Capital through Connected Learning (Full)
: Brigid Barron, Philip Bell, Dixie Ching, Mimi Ito

11:00am – 11:15am Break

12:30pm – 2:00pm Lunch (Included with Pre-conference registration)

3:00pm – 3:15pm Break



Brigid Barron

Professor of Education, Stanford
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Phil Bell

Professor, University of Washington
Philip Bell is a professor of the Learning Sciences & Human Development and holds the Shauna C. Larson Chair in Learning Sciences in the College of Education at the University of Washington. He is executive director of the UW Institute for Science & Math Education focused on equity-focused... Read More →

Danielle Filipiak

PhD Candidate, English Education, Teachers College, Columbia University
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NIcole Mirra

Assistant Professor of Teacher Education, Rutgers University
Nicole is a proud former NYCUDL debate coach and English teacher who is now a teacher educator at Rutgers University. Her teaching and research focuses on the intersections between critical literacy and civic engagement in classroom, grassroots, and digital spaces. Debate has shaped... Read More →

Bill Penuel

Professor, University of Colorado Boulder
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Gabriel Peters-Lazaro

Assistant Professor, University of Southern California
Gabriel Peters-Lazaro is an assistant professor of practice in the Media Arts + Practice Division at the USC School of Cinematic Arts where he researches, designs and produces digital media for innovative learning. As a member of the Media, Activism and Participatory Politics (MAPP... Read More →
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Justin Reich

Asst. Professor, MIT Teaching Systems Lab
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Nicholas Wilson

Educational Programs Associate, Stanford University

Wednesday October 5, 2016 9:30am - 5:30pm