Professional Development

Play This, Learn That!

Ok gamification geeks, Dr. Chris Haskell (woot!) is returning on April 1st with his teacher workshop, Play This, Learn That! Clever teachers are always looking for the best tools to connect students to their curriculum. It’s what they do. What about commercial video games? Join Dr. Chris Haskell from Boise State University as he hosts Play This, Learn That, introducing you to those amazing educators, the games they use, and how they can fit in your classroom. Participants receive a free copy of Dr. Haskell’s book, “Play This Learn That.” Dr. Haskell specializes in preparing pre-service and graduate teachers in methods and applications of technology integration in the classroom. In addition to instilling fundamental skills, Chris focuses on the use, adaptation, and implementation of emerging technologies in teacher education including gaming, mobile communication devices, portable media players, social networking tools, and virtual worlds. His classroom serves as a unique game-based technology and pedagogy lab where this new and innovative practice is producing exciting results. Chris is a professor at Boise State University, a co-founder of Rezzly and is also the creator and host of the Cool Teacher Show, an entertaining and funny Facebook series for teachers. Play This, Learn That! April 1-13, 2017 self-paced quests to learn at your own...

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Epic Academy starts March 1st!

Epic Academy: Personalized PD for Your School March 1-13, 2017 Imagine a personalized professional development program in your school or district that helps teachers engage with the latest topics based on their own needs and interests. Join Lucas Gillispie, Director of Academic and Digital Learning for Surry County Schools in North Carolina, and creator of Epic Academy, a quest-based professional development program in North Carolina where teachers throughout the state are questing and connecting around such topics as how to use YouTube in the Classroom, Being a Connected Educator, the SAMR tech integration model and more. Hear about his success and challenges, and get tools and strategies for starting a personalized professional development program in your school or district! Play quests anytime at your own pace Attend optional synchronous events Fully facilitated by Lucas Gillispie Lucas is a passionate gamer and educator exploring the intersection of games and learning. He is the creator of the WoWinSchool Project, exploring the educational potential of online games like World of Warcraft with middle schoolers, was one of the earliest pioneers to bring Minecraft into classrooms, and is working to build game-inspired professional development for teachers in his district through his EPIC Academy program. Legendary educators can participate in Epic Academy at no cost, or...

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