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The Few, the Proud, the Grantees

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

CCT's proposed project, "Wordplay Games: Building Word Knowledge in the Core Content Areas" has received a grant from Next Generation Learning Challenges (NGLC) as part of their program to fund innovative solutions that empower teachers and help students meet common core standards.

"Wordplay Games" is a program of research and development to expand, scale, and test a set of digital games and associated activities designed to cultivate academic word knowledge for 7th-grade students. This new work builds on "Portable Wordplay," a current project funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, that is supporting the design, development, and field testing of two linked games for the Nintendo DSi, paper-based extension activities, and associated teacher support materials.

The NGLC funding will meet three purposes: to support the elaboration of these games to make them relevant to a wider range of core content courses; to enable a shift in game platform from the DSi to the Web; and to evaluate the impact of the games on students' academic word knowledge and on their self-efficacy as readers.

See information on the grant winners.