Presentations

Invited Presentations & Workshops:

Siyahhan, S. (2017). Families and Video Games: Current Insights and Future Directions. Games for Change Festival, New York, NY.

Gee, E. & Siyahhan, S. (2016). Families and Video Games. Keynote presented at the Games, Learning, & Society (GLS) Conference, Madison, WI.

Siyahhan, S. & Wehrley, K. (2015). Unlocking the Potential of Minecraft for Teaching and Learning. A workshop held at the annual meeting of the San Diego Computers-Using Educators (SDCUE) Tech Fair. San Diego, California.

Siyahhan, S. (2014). Teaching and Learning Systems Thinking through Game Design. A workshop held at the annual meeting of the San Diego Computers-Using Educators (SDCUE) Tech Fair. San Diego, California.

Siyahhan, S. & Gee, E. (2014). Adult Nights Out: Using Video Games for Learning. The Arizona Science Center. A lecture followed by a hands on workshop with Minecraft and Sims 3. Phoenix, Arizona.

Siyahhan, S. (2014). Using Video Games for Learning. Washington School District. A workshop held for arts teachers in the district. Phoenix, Arizona.

Siyahhan, S. (2013). How Games Teach. The Phoenix Art Museum. A workshop held for educators as part of “The Art of Video Games” exhibition. Phoenix, Arizona

Refereed Presentations:

Siyahhan, S., & Gee. E. (2016). Parent and sibling interactions with young children around video games: Reconceptualizing coviewing and joint media engagement. Paper presented at the Society for Research in Child Development Special Topic Meeting Technology and Media in Children’s Development, Irvine,  California.

Siyahhan, S., & Gee, E. (2016). Understanding intergenerational gameplay among Mexican American families in the context of an after school activity. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association (AERA), Washington, DC.

Siyahhan, S., & Gee. E. (2016). Latino girls’ video gaming experiences at home: Implications for using video games as a gateway for information technology expertise. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association (AERA), Washington, DC.

Gee, E., Siyahhan, S., & Cirell, A. (2016). The influence of siblings on the digital media ecology of young children. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association (AERA), Washington, DC.

Siyahhan, S. (2015). The effects of dilemma and personal relevance on intergenerational gameplay around video games. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association (AERA), Chicago, IL.

Gee, E., Siyahhan, S., & Cirell, A. (2015). Video gaming as digital media, play, and practice: implications for understanding video gaming and learning in family contexts. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association (AERA), Chicago, IL.

Siyahhan, S. & Gee, E. (2014). Supporting parent-child learning through intergenerational game play. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association (AERA), Philadelphia, PA.

Siyahhan, S. & Gee, E. (2014). Intergenerational play: helping educators bridge in and out of school learning with games. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association (AERA), Philadelphia, PA.

Siyahhan, S. & Gee, E. (2014). Engagement with digital media in Mexican-American families. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Digital Media and Learning Conference (DML), Boston, MA.

Gresalfi, M., Gordon, L., & Siyahhan, S. (2012). From tacit knowledge to explicit explanation: Mining student designs for evidence of systems thinking. Poster presented at the biannual meeting of the International Conference of the Learning Sciences (ICLS), Sydney, Australia.

Gresalfi, M. & Siyahhan, S. (2012). Systems thinking in designed games. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association (AERA), Vancouver, Canada.

Siyahhan, S. (2011). What makes a good game for families? Supporting intergenerational play as a collaborative problem solving activity. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Games, Learning, & Society, Madison, Wisconsin.

Siyahhan, S., Solomou, M., & Ingram-Goble, A. (2011). Using worked examples in the service of portfolio assessment. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications (ED-MEDIA), Lisbon, Portugal.

Solomou, M., Siyahhan, S., & Ingram-Goble, A. (2011). Same content, different context: Advancing designs to position teachers as active agents in gaming environments. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications (ED-MEDIA), Lisbon, Portugal.

Saleh, A., Solomou, M., Siyahhan, S., & Barab, S. A. (2011). Managing the classroom: The effects of teacher strategies on forth graders’ comprehension of genetics. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association (AERA), New Orleans, LA.

Solomou, M., & Siyahhan, S. (2011). Advancing the game: Positioning teachers as change agents in 3D gaming environment. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Women in Science Research Conference (WISC), Bloomington, Indiana.

Kuo, C., Alexander, J. M., Johnson, K. E., Wolf, B., & Siyahhan, S. (2011). The relations of boys’ and girls’ interest with their mothers’ science talk : The case of visiting the Firework of Glass exhibit. Poster presented to the biannual meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development (SRCD), Montreal, Canada.

Siyahhan, S., & Barab, S.(2010).Designing and studying intergenerational conceptual play spaces. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association (AERA), Denver, Colorado.

Siyahhan, S., Alexander, J. M., & Johnson, K. (2010). Fathers and children positionings during shared problem solving. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association (AERA), Denver, Colorado.

Siyahhan, S., Alexander, J. M., Stright, A. D., Johnson, K. J., Leibham, M. E., et al. (2009). The role of parenting styles in children’s development of self-concept. Poster presented at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development (SRCD), Denver, Colorado.

Siyahhan, S., & Karakaya, A. (2008). The crossroads of gender and politics: Female characters in Ahmet Altan’s novels. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Middle East Studies Association (MESA), Washington D.C., Maryland.

Barab, S., Hay, K. & Siyahhan, S. (2008). Conceptual play spaces, models and professions. Paper presented at the biennial meeting of the International Conference of the Learning Science (ICLS), Utrecht, Netherlands.

Siyahhan, S., Barab, S., & Downton, M. (2008). Shared inter-generational collaborative problem solving play spaces. Poster presented at the biennial meeting of the International Conference of the Learning Science (ICLS), Utrecht, Netherlands.

Siyahhan, S., & Aricak, T. (2008). The effects of direct and indirect bullying on secondary school children’s level of hopelessness. Poster presented at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Adolescence (SRA), Chicago, Illinois.

Siyahhan, S., & Aricak, T. (2008). Cyberbullying among adolescents. Poster presented at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Adolescence (SRA), Chicago, Illinois.

Barab, S., Siyahhan, S., Reilly, T., & Hay, K. (2008). Collaborative problem solving in the Environmental Awareness and Compassionate Wisdom Talent Zones. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association (AERA), New York, New York.

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