Professional Development > Conferences and Workshops
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. For more information on Breakout EDU - http://www.breakoutedu.com/about.
Games are perfect for learners of all ages, including adults.
Patti Harju is the Director of Games for Breakout EDU. In this role she has written many of the games published on the Breakout EDU website, reviews games submitted by the Breakout EDU Community, and facilitates workshops on Game Design. Prior to this adventure, she was a classroom teacher with over 20+ years of experience teaching in the elementary grades. Her last years in the classroom were spent as the lead technology teacher for grades K-8, where in addition to engaging students in meaningful ways to utilize technology, she honed her Breakout EDU facilitation and game design skills with all levels. She is a past board member for the Michigan Association for Computer Users in Learning (MACUL) and Discovery Education STAR Educator. She has presented workshops on technology integration, classroom blogging, coding, and gamification.
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
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Member Cost: $250 Non-member Cost: $350