Mike Washburn With His Game Design Challenge | Episode 286

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Mike Washburn is an educator, community builder, content creator from Barrie, Ontario, Canada. He currently serves as the Director of Learning and Development for Logics Academy, a STEM, Robotics and Learning Experience Design company based in Toronto, Ontario. As a former computer science teacher, Mike created a custom-made curriculum using elements of game design and game-based learning culminating in a year-long Grade 8 project called the “Game Design Challenge” which asked students to design and create every aspect of their very own video game. Since then, Mike has worked with leading EdTech organizations to connect educators through community building and professional learning, enabling them to share their passions and knowledge. Mike was the co-host of the hit education podcast OnEducation, and hosted and produced the official Minecraft: Education Edition podcast, and Real Time 3D in Education podcast in collaboration with Epic Games. With almost 500,000 career podcast downloads, Mike is a standout voice for technology in education. Mike has written for EdSurge and has been a notable, featured, or keynote speaker at conferences across North America such as ISTE and FETC.


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