DATE: Thursday, January 9, 2020, from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
LOCATION: The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, 2700 F St. NW, Washington, D.C.
RSVP: The Expo is free and open to the public. Attendees must RSVP online to gain entry
NEW: RESOURCES for ED GAMES EXPO ATTENDEES
MORE INFORMATION: contact Edward.Metz@ed.gov
The ED Games Expo is the Department of Education's annual public showcase and celebration of educational learning games as well as innovative forms of learning technologies for children and students in education and special education.
At the Expo, attendees walk around the Terrace Level Galleries at the Kennedy Center to discover and demo almost 150 learning games and technologies, while meeting face-to-face with the developers. The games and technologies cover a range of topics, such as early learning, science, engineering, making, math, reading, social studies, English learning, social skills and to support students with or at risk for disabilities. The Expo features an array of cutting-edge technologies for individual students - such as virtual reality, augmented reality, maker tools, and automated tutors - and role-playing and simulations for groups to participate at the same time. The Expo is free and open to the public from 5PM to 8PM. Attendees must RSVP online here to attend.
A note to parents—Bring your children after school so they can play and then ask the experts "How did you create this learning game?" and "What do I need to study in school to become a game developer?"
All of the games and technologies at the ED Games Expo were developed with support from more than 30 programs across many agencies in the Federal government. This includes the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) programs at the U.S. Department of Education's Institute of Education Sciences (IES), the National Science Foundation, the National Institutes of Health, and the Department of Agriculture. It also includes ED research programs at IES, the Office of Special Education Programs, the Office of Innovation and Improvement, and the Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education, and through programs at the Smithsonian, Library of Congress, National Endowment for the Humanities, NASA, USAID,the Wilson Center, and others.
Additional ED Games Expo Events Open to the Public on Friday, January 10 at the Kennedy Center on the Terrace Level in the Atrium Galleries
Friday, January 10 from 9AM to 4:30PM (in the Kennedy Center on the Terrace Level)