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Designing Play That Matters: Community PlanIt and the Boston Public Schools

March 27, 2012

Tuesday, March 27 at 6:15 p.m.
Malkin Penthouse, 4th floor, Littauer Building, 79 John F. Kennedy Street

Presentation by Eric Gordon, Associate Professor, Department of Visual and Media Arts, Emerson College and Lead Designer, Community PlanIt

Commentary by

Christopher Osgood, Co-Director, Office of New Urban Mechanics, City of Boston

Carl Allen, (MPP 2010) Director of Transportation and former Program Director, Office of Accountability, Boston Public Schools

Can Community PlanIt, a web-based social network developed by Eric Gordon’s Engagement Game Lab, help improve public schools in Boston? This fall, the Boston Public Schools tested this approach by having students, teachers, parents, and administrators use the tool to help design standards to gauge school performance. BPS’ experience with this approach was so positive, that the schools are exploring other opportunities to use Community PlanIt.

Cosponsored by the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, the Student Public Service Collaborative, and Office of Career Services.

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