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Florida State Agency Training Managers Discuss Gamification

Tallahassee -- SD&T hosted a fun and engaging session of the quarterly meeting of state agency training managers on November 5, 2014, at DJJ headquarters in Tallahassee. The group is coordinated by the Florida Department of Management Services (DMS). Attending in-person or via conference call were approximately 20 training leaders from agencies that included APD, DBPR, DCF, DFS, DHSMV, DOC, DOE, DOR, DOT, FDLE, JAC and the Department of Citrus, in addition to DJJ.

SD&T instructional designers Filiz Aktan and Kenny Reeves fascinated the participants with cutting-edge information about gamification of learning experiences, and game-based learning. Both are well-qualified on the subject. Before joining SD&T, Filiz created a learning game for autistic children, and Kenny designed video games professionally in Silicon Valley. To see a slide view of their presentation, click here.

Chris Johnson with the FDLE Bureau of Professional Development said in an email following the meeting, “Thanks for making today’s Training Manager’s meeting so informative.  I learned some key things…”

Thanks to Kimberly Kemp at DMS for coordinating the event. Kudos to Denny Clark, Sandi Coker, Filiz Aktan, Kenny Reeves, Kimi Johnson and Samadhi Jones for creating a powerful experience to advance staff learning and development among all Florida’s state agencies. Click here to see the notes from the meeting.