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Wednesday, July 14 • 2:20pm - 2:30pm
Fostering Computational Thinking with an Open-World Game

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The Pack, developed by NYSCI, Design I/O, and the Columbia Earth Institute is an open world game where healthy ecosystems have faltered and players must befriend creatures with special functions who can be combined into algorithms to help restore the environment. NYSCI will share insights from a federally funded research project on how The Pack can build foundational computational thinking concepts and skills diverse children need to become active participants in the digital universe.

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Nick Hartmann

Research Assistant, New York Hall of Science
Nick Hartmann-Receiving his master's In environmental conservation from NYU, Nick has worked in the STEM education field since he graduated college, and has worked for a variety of museums and nonprofits. Now a research assistant, Nick brings his experience as an educator into play... Read More →
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Dorothy Bennett

Director of Creative Pedagogy, New York Hall of Science
Dorothy Bennett is currently serving as NYSCI’s Director of Creative Pedagogy.  Prior to joining NYSCI,  Ms. Bennett spent 25 years conducting  foundational research in equity and STEM education through EDC’s Center for Children and Technology, Bank Street College of Education... Read More →

Wednesday July 14, 2021 2:20pm - 2:30pm EDT