DML Pre-Conference Workshops

Applications for Participation: Space is limited, passes remain available until the workshop is full.

An all new conference “geek out” day offers deep dives into hands-on workshops, mini-courses, and working sessions with top experts in the field. Topics range from courses in media making, learning analytics, program evaluation, and game design, to working sessions focused on delving into cutting edge problems in research and practice.

Each workshop will accept a limited number of participants. Participants who are accepted will be listed on the individual workshop websites, and some workshops will have proceedings published online.

In order to view the full workshop descriptions and applications forms, click on the icons below.

Lunch will be provided for all workshop participants.We will also organize optional self-pay group dinners.

*Main conference passes do not include pre-conference workshops. Workshops require separate registration.

You still have to ime purchase your pre-conference workshop registration pass! Check out the workshop pages for more information.

Geek Out Day

Pre-Conference Schedule


9:00am – 9:30am Welcome Pre-Conference Workshop Attendees

9:30am – 12:30pm Transmedia Worldbuilding for Civic Engagement (Separate Registration Required)
Speakers: Gabriel Peters-Lazaro, Sangita Shresthova

9:30am – 5:00pm Capturing Connected Learning When and Where it Happens: A Workshop on Program Evaluation (SeparateRegistration Required)
Speakers: Vera Michalchik, William Penuel, Nick Wilson

9:30am – 5:00pm Crafting Connected Courses (Separate Registration Required)
Speakers: Alan Levine, Justin Reich

9:30am – 5:00pm Designing Youth Participatory Action Research Pathways: Toward Collaborative Inquiry, Participatory Culture, andSocial Justice (Separate Registration Required)
Speakers: Danielle Filipiak, Antero Garcia, Nicole Mirra

9:30am – 5:00pm Learning Analytics in Informal Spaces (Separate Registration Required)
Speakers: Charles Lang, Caitlin K. Martin, Nichole Pinkard

9:30am – 5:00pm Power Brokers: Building Youth Social Capital through Connected Learning (Full)
Speakers: Brigid Barron, Philip Bell, Dixie Ching, Mimi Ito

11:00am – 11:15am Break

12:30pm – 2:00pm Lunch (Included with Pre-conference registration)

3:00pm – 3:15pm Break