Daniel O’Keefe

Institute of Play

Daniel O’Keefe

Institute of Play

Biography

Dan designs engaging, effective learning spaces for Institute of Play, including game design, school design and support, and developing multi-dimensional teachers who make important contributions to the internationally learning community. As a major force in the development of the Quest Learning Model and TeacherQuest, Dan is experienced in leading teams of teachers and designers to build game-like curricula, processes, and learning spaces. He began his teaching work as a middle school mathematics teacher in New York City– unless you count his inspired age 4 direction of the Wizard of Oz at a particularly lively wedding feast (most people don’t count it. Do you?). He also studied instructional technology at Teachers College, Columbia University. Dan lives in Chapel Hill, NC.