RTTP Sessions at Annual Association Meetings

American Astronomical Association, American Historical Association, and American Philological Association
January 4-6, 2013

American Astronomical Association

Tony Crider (Elon University), "Learning Astronomy through Role-playing and Debate"
Sunday, January 6, 2013
Long Beach, CA

This workshop highlights the chapter-length STEM games in development with support from the National Science Foundation. Participants will play an abbreviated version of “The Pluto Debate: The International Astronomical Union Defines a Planet,” taking on  roles as real astronomers arguing over Pluto and the meaning of the word planet. Informed by Govert Shilling’s book, The Hunt for Planet X, the first phase recreates a 1999 panel debate over Pluto held at the American Museum of Natural History. The second phase recreates a debate at the 2006 meeting of the International Astronomical Union in Prague. Finally, participants will review game materials for the multi-week Trial of Galileo game and discuss preliminary assessments of all of the games.  Visit the web site for the 221st Meeting of the American Astronomical Association (AAS).

American Historical Association

History as Hypothesis: Using “Reacting to the Past” to Teach the French Revolution
Friday, January 4, 2013
8:30 AM-10:00 AM
New Orleans, LA

Professors John Moser (Ashland University), Jeffrey Hyson (Saint Joseph's University), Stephanie Jass (Adrian College), and Abigail Perkiss (Kean University) will participate on a panel at the 127th Annual Meeting of the American Historical Association.

American Philological Association

Paula Kay Lazrus and Saundra Schwartz, "Reacting to Athens, 403 BC: Historical Simulation in the Classroom"
Saturday, January 5, 2013

Seattle, WA

Professors Paula Kay Lazrus (St. John's University) and Saundra Schwartz (University of Hawai‘i, Mānoa) will lead an interactive session at the joint meeting of the American Philological Association and the Archaeological Institute of America.

Jan. 4, 2013 (All day)