What is Games in Education?

About and History

Games in Education started as a multi-day symposium which focuses on the topic of using video games to supplement and inspire in-classroom education. Participants span early childhood through post secondary educators in New York’s Capital District and surrounding regions who are interested in finding ways to use video games and related technology to enrich and inspire interest by students in core curriculum topics. The symposium has run annually since 2007 and is free for educators to attend. In 2014, Games in Education added a free Teen Game Workshop to provide an opportunity for high school students to engage in game development. In 2015, Games in Education officially incorporated as a not-for-profit, 501(c)(3) organization.


Symposium Mission

  • Enable and empower forward thinking educators with knowledge, practical in-service experiences, and connections to other pioneering educators
  • Bring nationally recognized practitioners in education to share techniques and outcomes associated with use of computer/video games and other new technology to enhance classroom education and student achievement
  • Provide a forum for educators to gain hands-on familiarity with the latest technology, share experiences and ideas with their peers, and acquire an understanding of how the technology complements and inspires students’ interest in learning


Teen Game Workshop Mission

  • Inspire local youth to learn science and technology through the creation of video games in an experimental learning environment!


Annual Report (Year in Review)

You can read Games in Education’s annual reports here: