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The ED Games Expo is a showcase of game-changing education technology (EdTech) innovations created through more than 50 programs at the Institute of Education Sciences (IES), the U.S. Department of Education (ED), and across government. The multi-day event engages a broad audience, including EdTech developers and researchers, organizations across the education ecosystem, students and educators, members of the public including families and children, and representatives and leaders from Federal agencies and offices. Attendees can test out and learn about EdTech products that feature virtual and augmented reality (VR/AR), Artificial Intelligence (AI), hands-on STEM interventions, game- and simulation-based experiences, assistive technologies, and dashboards that provide educators real-time insights. The EdTech innovations featured at each ED Games Expo cover a range of content for all ages of learners including STEM, civics, cyber security, career and technical education, social emotional learning, special education, reading, and more.

Recapping the 2023 ED Games Expo

child wearing Virtual Reality headset at ED Games Expo 2023 The 9th annual ED Games Expo took place at the Kennedy Center REACH and locations around Washington, DC from September 19th through 22nd, 2023. The program included many events showcasing more than 50 government programs and 150 teams of developers and researchers (see the Agenda), including: The ED Games Expo for Schools welcomed more than 1,000 students from the DC area schools and more than 400 individuals attended the ED Games Expo for the Public. During IES Innovation Day sessions focused on IES investments in transformative education research, as well as the scaling and modernization of research and development infrastructure. At the Expo Office Hours representatives from government and industry met with developers and researchers. A series of Showcase Events focused on building capacity for EdTech innovations being used in practice at scale for impact. And a Science Is Cool Unconference was livestreamed from the Kennedy Center REACH. Watch the replay here.

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