May 10, 2011 (Tempe, Arizona)– Educators all across America are discovering that a GameTruck Mobile Video Game Theater can deliver an unexpected and effective new learning tool right to their doorstep.  Now GameTruck® Licensing LLC is taking its educational offerings to the next level with the appointment of Mary Lynn Kelly as Director of the company’s Education Division.

“Mary Lynn’s experience as creator of the Challenger Learning Center will be applied to building a curriculum that will further our goal of establishing video gaming as a positive force in education,” says GameTruck founder and CEO, Scott Novis. 

“Kids of all ages are passionate about video games.  GameTruck provides a modern high tech classroom on wheels that will use that passion to enhance their learning in ways never before possible,” adds Kelly.

“Students are thrilled when the GameTruck pulls up to their school.”

GameTruck’s patent pending concept was originally designed to bring a 16-player video game experience direct to the customer for birthday parties and special events. Inside the plush Video Game Theater are big screen TVs, Xbox 360®, PlayStation® 3, Wii™ and all the most popular game titles.

The Education Division will give GameTruck franchisees a growing range of appealing educational ideas that can be brought to schools inside the Mobile Video Game Theater. 

“We’ve been working on these video educational offerings for a long time, obsessing on it,” says Novis. “GameTruck’s applications within education are unlimited, and we have so many concepts we are excited to share. Mary Lynn has a proven track record of taking ideas from inception to implementation, with extraordinary success.”

As Director of Arizona’s Challenger Learning Center, Kelly’s mission was to fulfill the personal dream of June Scobee Rodgers, widow of the Challenger Space Shuttle Mission Commander. “June wanted to bring a new and exciting learning concept to Arizona,” says Kelly. “And that’s exactly what we did. We pioneered remarkable educational programs, secured funding, formed the first board, and built the Center’s revenue to over $2 million annually.” Prior to the Challenger Learning Center, Kelly was with Arizona Parenting magazine, which she developed from a niche publication to a leading recognized resource, with weekly appearances on Fox 10 News.

GameTruck’s educational programs focus on STEM-based education (Science, Technology, English and Math), and currently include Awesome Physics Experiments®, Cartoon Animation®, Brain Blaster Academy®, and Comparative Video Game Analysis®. All have course overviews, lesson plans & instructor notes, set-up instructions and take home materials.

According to COO Dave Wachtel, “GameTruck has been a must-have for school fundraisers and events since our inception. Being first with an innovative, responsible, curriculum-based program is the natural next step. Mary Lynn has always been a forward thinker. Together, we’re creating needed teaching tools and adding value for educators everywhere.”

Established in 2006, GameTruck is the original Mobile Video Game Theater and has a growing network of national and international franchises. A successful video game designer, Scott Novis created GameTruck with the goal of bringing video gamers a place to play together. GameTruck’s state-of-the-art mobile video game theaters are available for private parties, educational and fundraising events, or corporate and public events.

For more information on the program please email or call our national booking line at (888) 602-4263. 

GameTruck Licensing LLC is trademarked, patent pending.

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