- 60 Los Angeles sixthgraders made up the first class of students at the game-based learning school PlayMaker on its opening day Friday.
- Located within the independent middle school New Roads and supported by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the nonprofit research group GameDesk, PlayMaker prioritizes digital skills, collaboration, critical thinking, and social emotional learning principles in its curriculum.
- Students will participate in activities involving playing games, as well as designing apps and producing media.
From the article:
Today marks the first day of school and the grand opening of PlayMaker, a Los Angeles based school that focuses on game-based learning. PlayMaker will operate as a “school within a school” for 60 sixth-graders at New Roads, an independent middle school. Playmaker touts itself as a “creatively-charged reflection of the real world that provides a guided educational framework for students by virtue of playing and making.” ...