Visiting the Quest to Learn school in NY

I’m in Mission Lab at the Quest To Learn school, which is in its second year and serves 6th and 7th graders. I’m visiting with Jon Santiago who is organizing a Short Circuits afterschool program. The secret student attractor is the smell of microwave popcorn. Q2L was co-founded by the Institute of Play, an org started by Katie Salen of Parsons. The school has game-design and systems thinking at the core of its curriculum development. Leah Gilliam who is director of projects gave me a tour today.

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Everybody gets an avatar at Q2L. Sent from my iPhone