Summer Think Tanks 2021

Learning Games Lab Online Sessions

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The Learning Games Lab develops educational games, animations, interactives, and apps. In summer 2021 we hosted two free, week-long online summer sessions for middle school students. We invited students entering grades 6th, 7th, and 8th during the 2021-2022 school year in the state of New Mexico to apply to be Games Lab consultants during these sessions.

During the week, Games Lab consultants played and evaluated games and pitched a game to our team on the last day. In 2-hour Zoom sessions, they met other consultants, explored digital tools and games, and gave us feedback on several of our products. They also participated in out-of-session activities where they played and evaluated specific games.

To participate, consultants needed access to broadband and a device with Zoom and internet capabilities and presentation software (i.e. Keynote, Power Point, etc.).

Consultants attended one of the two sessions. Session dates and times were:

Monday, June 21st–Friday, June 25th, 1:30–3:30 pm

Monday, July 19th–Friday, July 23rd, 1:30–3:30 pm




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If you are an individual with a disability and need an auxiliary aid or service please contact Amanda Armstrong at 575-646-1076 as soon as possible or at least two weeks prior to start of session.

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