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Gaming in the Classroom with Breakout EDU
Monday, May 1, 2017
9:30 am - 3:00 pm
Breakout EDU is a cutting edge immersive learning games platform that can be used to facilitate rigorous, content-aligned, classroom challenges. In a Breakout EDU game, learners have a set amount of time to move around the room, work together and solve a series of engaging critical thinking puzzles in order to unlock a mystery box. Games are standards-aligned and designed for learners of all ages and abilities. All Breakout EDU games cultivate inquiry, critical thinking, collaboration, and creativity. This one-day workshop will feature a hands-on deep dive into instructional gaming and a step-by-step guide on how to integrate Breakout EDU in the classroom. Participants will gain access to all the 100+ games on the Breakout EDU website and opportunity to design games for their classroom. Participants will leave with a breakout kit and the knowledge and resources to be able to facilitate Breakout EDU games in their classrooms.
Games are perfect for learners of all ages, including adults.
As a recovering music teacher of 16 years, Mark Hammons currently serves as the director of innovation at EdTechTeam. Prior to this adventure, Hammons served as the educational technology coordinator at the Fresno County Office of Education. He spends his time coaching educators by conducting hands-on learning opportunities and sharing ideas with attendees at Ed Tech conferences. In addition, Hammons provides multimedia and mobile solutions for educators throughout the US. He holds an MA in educational technology specializing in mobile learning and instructional design and is an Apple Distinguished Educator, Google Innovative Educator, authorized Google Education Certified Trainer and New Media Consortium Ambassador. Prior to his work in education, he spent three years as a consultant for Accenture, a global management consulting firm. For more information, visit: www.mhammons.com.
Location of Workshop
Directions, Parking & Public Transportation
Click here for directions to the ISACS classroom including driving, parking and public transportation directions. Parking is available at several area garages. To secure discounted rates prior to your arrival in Chicago, visit www.parkwhiz.com. If possible, we suggest taking public transportation.
GO Airport Express (Share-a-Ride) Shuttle Service
The Wyndham Grand Chicago Riverfront is offering a special group rate for ISACS guests. To receive this rate please call 1 (877) 999-3223 and ask for the ISACSHammons rate or click here to utilize the easy and convenient booking link below that will automatically provide the group rate. Please make your reservations
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Member Cost: $250 Non-member Cost: $350