As part of ED Games Day in Washington, DC, 3C Institute Founder and CEO Dr. Melissa DeRosier (on left in picture at right) was invited to a meeting at the White House with the Office of Science and Technology Policy to analyze the landscape of games for assessment in education. Participants shared progress made and lessons learned, identified gaps, and discussed steps to create and support the use of games as tools for next generation assessment and more personalized learning.
Among those in attendance were Roberto Rodriguez, deputy assistant to the president for education; Megan J. Smith, chief technology officer of the United States; and Joseph South, deputy director of the Office of Educational Technology.
Dr. DeRosier was also one of 30 technology developers from the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program at the Department of Education’s Institute of Education Sciences and five other federal agencies to demo their games at the ED Games Expo, where she presented research-proven social and emotional learning game Zoo U.
Notably, Dr. DeRosier was one of a growing number of women game developers, “excelling as scientists and in business,” with women in leading development and research roles for half of the 30 SBIR-funded games.
Zoo U is available for purchase through Personalized Learning Games.