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Dan White, CEO, Filament Games
Carrie Ray-Hill, Director of Content, iCivics
This presentation was given at the 2016 Serious Play Conference, hosted by the UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School.
Upon her retirement, Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor made it her mission to promote civics education for young people. Today, iCivics is the most widely adopted game-based learning solution in America. Boasting a reach of over 7 million students, 100,000 registered teachers, and users in all 50 United States, the platform is having a massive impact on how America teaches civics. Session attendees will hear Carrie Ray-Hill, iCivics Director of Content, and Dan White, Filament Games CEO, discuss how a focus on purpose, process, practicality, and playability contributed to the overall success of iCivics. Additionally, the team will talk about how the development of curriculum, including readings, activities, and discussions provided essential support for individual, small group, and whole-class learning across a variety of settings. With an eye toward the future, the team will talk about how they updated an existing platform to better support classrooms and districts as they increase tablet utilization.