Teaching Through Games

Online Resources for Teaching and Learning

Christopher Harris

Chris is the director of a School Library System in western New York that has provided a curriculum aligned board game library to member school districts since 2007. His current position as a certified school administrator, along with his background as a teacher, technology coordinator, and school librarian have provided Chris with many different perspectives on gaming and learning. Being able to speak with fellow administrators including principals and curriculum directors about the value of board games as a part of teaching and learning has been key to the success of the game library he founded as part of the Genesee Valley Educational Partnership School Library System in 2007. Chris was a member of the National Expert Panel for the American Library Association Gaming and Libraries grant in 2007-2008 and has continued to present nationally on gaming in schools and libraries as well as other school, technology and library topics. He writes a monthly column in School Library Journal called "The Next Big Thing" and co-authored Libraries Got Game: Aligned Learning through Modern Board Games (ALA Editions, 2010) with Brian Mayer.