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Advancing Technology to Prevent School Violence

Award Information
Agency: Department of Education
Branch: Institute of Education Sciences
Contract: edIES17C0043
Agency Tracking Number: edIES17C0043
Amount: $150,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: edIES17R0005
Solicitation Number: edIES17R0005
Timeline
Solicitation Year: 2017
Award Year: 2017
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2017-05-01
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2017-11-01
Small Business Information
31 Upper Depew Ave
Nyack , NY 10960
United States
DUNS: 079470132
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: Y
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Sharon Wood
 (202) 245-7550
 wood@happypeoplegames.com
Business Contact
 Sharon Wood
Phone: (202) 245-7550
Email: wood@happypeoplegames.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract

With this Phase I funding, the project team will develop and test a prototype of a game-based application, Keeping It Real, to promote healthy relationships and prevent sexual misconduct among high school students. The prototype will include a game-based storytelling structure with branching narrative where students' choices determine how the story unfolds, a component to promote individual and group level discussion in the classroom, and a teacher implementation guide. At the end of Phase I, in a pilot study with six teachers and 100 students, the researchers will examine whether the prototype functions as planned, if students are engaged while examining real-world scenarios, and how well teachers are able to integrate the prototype within standard instructional practice.

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