Americo Amorim

Americo Amorim is interested in how instructional content such as apps and games can be developed and deployed to facilitate teachers’ work and enhance student learning and motivation. He is a currently an EdD candidate at Johns Hopkins University. His dissertation work involves the development and evaluation of a program designed to scaffold four and five-year-old students’ phonological awareness, word reading and writing skills. His mixed method study consists of a randomized controlled trial involving 740 students in 62 classrooms of 17 schools located in five cities of Brazil. Americo started to develop interactive content when he was 15 years-old. During his undergraduate studies, his research received prestigious awards and media attention. As an educator, he specializes in research and development of digital media for learning and is the recipient of several grants and contracts for his projects.