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Wednesday, July 15 • 11:50am - 12:10pm
You Are Here: Using Game Design to Empower Underserved Youth

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Imagine never seeing anyone like you in the curriculum you’re taught or games you play. From inner-city to rural communities, this is a reality for too many youth. Game design can be a powerful tool in engaging underserved students in shaping their narrative. Using real-world examples - from Caribbean islands to Native American reservations - this session explores how game design can help students find new approaches to how their stories are told and amplified.

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Maria Burns Ortiz

CEO and Co-Founder, 7 Generation Games
Maria Burns Ortiz is co-founder and CEO of 7 Generation Games, which makes immersive educational video games and interactive apps aimed at closing the math gap in underserved communities. Taking 7 Generation Games from concept to award-winning company, she oversees all creative aspects... Read More →

Wednesday July 15, 2020 11:50am - 12:10pm EDT