Christy Durham

Founder, Sycamore School

Christy Durham is an educator with over 15 years of elementary and middle school teaching experience at a number of prestigious Los Angeles private schools. She holds a Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, as well as a Multiple Subject Teaching Credential.

Christy is a co-founder of the Sycamore School, an elementary dedicated to engaging, future-focused learning through games and projects. Christy has presented on play and learning at Archer School for Girls STEM conference, the Milken Community School Playful Learning Summit, IndieCade, and the Games in Education conference.

My Sessions

Mod It! Students as Game Creators via off the Shelf Games

Nolan Bushnell, founder of Atari, said, “you might learn something playing a game; you will always learn something making a game.” While games are fantastic tools in classrooms, teachers often deprive students of their most active and engaging facet – game creation. Rather than presenting the game as a fully formed product for students to experience, […]