Summer Workshop | Games2Teach collaboratory

Summer Workshop | Games2Teach collaboratory
Online in Zoom
Julie Sykes (CASLS, University of Oregon)
Stephanie Knight (CASLS, University of Oregon)

An interactive, online workshop where language instructors from K-12 and higher ed experience collaborative, game-oriented play, learn how game design principles promote language acquisition, and learn to implement games in their classrooms. Tuesday 6/29 and Friday 7/2 are synchronous, and Wednesday 6/30 and Thursday 7/1 involve supported, asynchronous prototype development. Based on the Games2Teach project from CASLS (University of Oregon) and CERCLL (University of Arizona).

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  • Participants will be able to explain how game design principles promote language acquisition.
  • Participants will articulate at least one lesson in which learning opportunities are extended and enhanced with intentional use of game design principles.
  • Participants will demonstrate understanding of the connection between cognitive processes, play, and how play enhances learning.
  • Participants will demonstrate understanding of how play can promote interactional competence.




Continuing Professional Education credit hours are available for those who attend the workshop in its entirety.


$50 for teachers & faculty, $25 for students


Please notify us by June 22, 2021 of accessibility needs for the workshop, by emailing


Registration will be capped at 30 people, so register soon to secure your spot!

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