River City Project Looking for Pilot Schools (Via Jeff Whipple.) This post from Jeff Whipple is almost a week old… I’m not sure how old the open call for participation is, but since it’s directly related to the research I’ve been sharing here, I thought I’d better pass it on. River City was developed at Harvard under Dr. Chris Dede. It looks like it’s heading out into the world:
The River City Project, a not for profit organization, is actively looking for schools to pilot a new game they have created called River City.
With funding from the National Science Foundation, the River city Project, has developed an interactive computer simulation game for middle grades science students to learn disease transmission and scientific method. River City has the look and feel of a videogame but contains content developed from National Science Education Standards, National Educational Technology Standards, and 21st Century Skills.
Access to the simulation, curricular materials, professional development, and just-in-time assistance are provided free of charge to schools. The current grant is exploring issues of scale, bringing River City to diverse schools across the United States and abroad, and the River city Project is always looking to collaborate with like-minded educators.
Date And Time: Immediately! If you are interested in obtaining a copy of the new game and piloting it, please contact the River City research team immediately for more information.
Location: Visit the River City Project website for more information.
Cost: No cost
How to Register: on website – As you explore their website, the River City Project research team invites you to send them an email firstname.lastname@example.org with questions, comments or to find out how to get involved.
Here is a direct link to get involved.