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Rebecca Rufo-Tepper

Director of Professional Development at Institute of Play

Rebecca is responsible for overseeing the implementation and ongoing refinement of Institute of Play's unique professional development model, with a focus on developing multi-dimensional teachers who make important contributions to the learning community. She leads programs and workshops that cultivate highly collaborative learning environments where teachers and game designers work together to design game-like curriculum aligned to Common Core and 21st century standards. She is a former New York City public school teacher and holds a PhD in Urban Education from the Graduate Center at the City University of New York.

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  • Game-Based Learning

    Assessing Students as They Play

    Examples of creative ways teachers use games for assessment.
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    Introducing Game-Based Learning

    Three strategies for introducing students to a new game in a playful, immersive way.
  • Teacher Collaboration

    There’s No I in Teacher: 8 Tips for Collaborative Planning

    Teachers become learning designers when given the space to collaborate by (among other things) cultivating trust, keeping it simple, and ensuring that it's student relevant.

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