Sep 28, 2011 · 6:00 PM
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 (http://synapseschool.org/). 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 http://www.injini.net/