Mike Reiners is the co-founder and CEO of NOMAD Apps, a development & design studio based in Saint Paul. Mike is a 17-year veteran high school mathematics teacher (still actively teaching). He is the Key Advisory Mathematics Teacher for Casio America, Inc., serves on the Board of Directors of the Minnesota State High School Mathematics League as the MSHSML’s Head Problem Writer, and is the Head Coach of the Minnesota All-State Math Team. Mike lives in Saint Paul with his wife and three young beta testers.
For too long, “edutainment” and “educational games” have attempted to provide educational value without actually being entertainment or worthy of being classified as a good game. Any teacher will tell you that a prerequisite to effective learning is showing up for class; similarly, if children aren’t motivated to use a product/app/game, it doesn’t matter how good the underlying pedagogy is.
Come and hear the unique perspective of a long-time classroom teacher who is also a developer of the unique “AWEsum!” app series.