Taking flight: Learning differences meet gaming literacies

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© Cynthia L. Selfe and Gail E. Hawisher, 2007. In April of 1993, I began attending Eagle Hill School in Hardwick, Massachusetts. Eagle Hill is a private, coed boarding school for high school students with learning differences (LD)-then called learning disabilities. This school was my home for four years. The curriculum at Eagle Hill included developmental reading, writing, math, geography, government, and rudimentary sciences, and students were placed in classes based on results of a battery of standardized assessment exams. The classes were small, and it was not uncommon to share a classroom with students from all four grade levels. I graduated from Eagle Hill in 1997, along with 24 other students.

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Gaming Lives in the Twenty-First Century: Literate Connections