Please join us Thursday December 6th at 9 PM ET for the fifth installment of the G.A.M.E. “It Takes A Guild – A Guild of Educators” webinar series. We will be interviewing Peggy Sheehy about the WoWinSchool Project. You can access the recording at the G.A.M.E. and Games MOOC YouTube Channel at this link.
Peggy Sheehy is an Instructional Technologist at Suffern Middle School in Suffern, New York. She is a true pioneer in the educational use of virtual worlds. In 2006 she established Ramapo Central’s educational presence in Teen Second Life: “Ramapo Islands.” Suffern Middle School was the first middle school to use the virtual world for education. For the last 4 years, Peggy has been part of the team spearheading the WoW in School Project that incorporates World of Warcraft into standards-based learning. Her vision encompasses all learning that is student-centered, social, product-based, playful, and creative (see the No Future Left Behind video at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kra_z9vMnHo)
She is also the Guild Master for Cognitive Dissonance, the Alliance side educators' guild in World of Warcraft. Peggy speaks frequently about this and other game-based learning projects, at conferences all over the world, including this year’s ISTE conference.This G.A.M.E. interview will be conducted by Laurence Cocco, Director of Educational Technology for the New Jersey Department of Education and one of the Guild Officers for G.A.M.E. (Gamers Advancing Meaningful Education).