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2 Presentations on learning and apps

  • Sep 28, 2011 · 6:00 PM
  • Creativity, Inc.

We will have two presenters:

Gigi Carunungan on An innovative way of learning based on Neuroscience

Sooin Lee on App Design for Special Needs and Best practices for designing learning games for children, ages 18 months to 5 years old


Gigi Carunungan, will discuss how to engage children, from simple to complex concepts. This will be a hands on and interactive presentation. 

Gigi is the Program Director of the Synapse School ( She is an educator, author, theater practitioner and multimedia producer, with a passion for creating learning environments that address multiple ways of learning and prepare young learners to become leaders and thinkers. She developed a learning strategy called Helical Model. In this structure, children learn in a supported and socially-interactive learning structure of five levels: play, explore, connect, imagine, and remember.

With twenty years of artist-teacher experience, and as former director of the Central Institute of Theater Arts in Southeast Asia, Gigi connects visual arts, music, dance, and drama as strategies for multiple ways of knowing and learning. She was an international exchange instructor at the University of Calgary. Gigi is author of Digital Media for the Classroom: Strategies for 21st Century Learning. She taught a professional development program at the Digital Media Academy at Stanford University. Gigi is an Adobe Education leader. She was also a producer of interactive games for young learners, where design and development included children as mentors of the games, and a producer of a website by teens and for teens.

Gigi has a master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction with a focus on Gifted/Talented students and a master’s degree in Southeast Asian Studies.


Sooin Lee has 15 years of experience in the game industry, and now leads a project to develop iPad apps for children with special needs. For more info, see

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  • Lorraine A.

    Good energy and lots of ideas during the networking portion of this event. Also interesting to hear the story behind Injini, which is getting quite a bit of press.

    September 30, 2011

  • Sean K.

    We really enjoyed the presentations and meeting everyone there.

    September 29, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    Excellent presentations

    September 29, 2011

  • Lesley T.

    Great to hang around and chat with developers. Lot's of interesting discussions and good ideas.

    September 29, 2011

  • David F.

    First speaker was very good. The second was interesting but not as relevant to app development as I would like.

    September 29, 2011

  • Joshua G.

    What a great group of developers. Everyone is interesting and cares so much about making good content for kids.

    September 29, 2011

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