Event: Bring What’s Broken! – May 7th, 2021

The CUNY Games Network is back with another event Friday, May 7th, 2021. As we approach the end of the semester, take this opportunity to brainstorm new ideas for your last day of class and plan for next semester.

Details below. No registration required.

Idea Exchange: Friday, May 7, 2021, 12:30-2 PM EST

Topic: Bring What’s Broken!

Zoom link: http://bit.ly/CUNYGamesNetwork
Meeting ID: 827 9304 8309  ||  Passcode: 872312

Following our successful virtual conference, the CUNY Games Network aims to provide ongoing opportunities for our community to meet and brainstorm virtually in 2021. Join us Friday, May 7 from 12:30-2 PM EST for a “lunch break” idea exchange session.

The event will consist of four parts. Drop in for any or all portions:

12:30-12:45 PM: Check-In

Many of us are approaching the end of the semester. What GBL activities have you incorporated into your courses? Share activities you’re using in the classroom and come prepared to discuss ideas for how the CUNY Games Network can continue to support your pedagogy in 2021.

12:45-1:30 PM: Bring What’s Broken!

In a perfect world, every activity we execute will be an amazing success. In reality, things don’t always work as planned. In this idea exchange session, share what has fallen flat this semester (activities that flopped, concepts that didn’t stick, instructions that were confusing, etc.). In groups, brainstorm possibilities for improvement. If you don’t have anything to share, that’s fine – collect new ideas from your peers.

***CHALLENGE: Before the event, add “broken” ideas to our Open Space doc. and suggest solutions to others’ posts. How many solutions can you think of?***

1:30-1:45 PM: What’s Your Game Plan?: “Last Day of Class!” 

Drop in for a lightning-speed variant of Joe Bisz’s What’s Your Game Plan? game design workshop. If you like, your game can be your last day of class farewell game.

1:45-2 PM: Debrief

Debrief on what you’ve learned. Make a plan for incorporating something new into your teaching, and share ideas for future CUNY Games Network online events.

***Bonus! 2-3 PM: Gameplay***

Drop in for open gameplay, playtesting, and discussion of how to modify games for learning. Sign up to host or participate in games here: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1UeyLB0X75_sbAbdYf_lIkyGC-aZFea8LjfQKMvsDplA/edit?usp=sharing

Ongoing: Open Space

We are once again providing an “Open Space” for you to share ideas and resources. Feel free to add to the document at any time: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1vJmEVTCdF9-0OYO58ioj-Ixa21k_Mj5FCdjPyLYorHk/edit?usp=sharing