#whatisschool is such an amazing community of passionate and engaged educators and week after week I learn so much from each and every one of you. Thank you for always engaging, being positive and sharing your passions! As always, I am overwhelmed by the response to our chats and thank you for coming back every week to add to your professional learning!
This week I am lucky to be joined by Nick Brierley who is a passionate educator from Australia who I have been lucky enough to meet and work with on several occasions. This week Nick brings his passion of engagement to the forefront of #whatisschool as we discuss the amazing concept of BreakOut EDU.
Breakout EDU builds immersive learning games and proves learning can be fun, challenging, and push cognitive limits. It encourages collaboration, engagement and complex problem solving with practical and digital tools in the classroom.
Know about Breakout EDU? Come along to #whatisschool and share. Never heard of Breakout EDU? Come along and learn. All are welcome. Let us share the tool that is taking the world by storm and how it engages students (and teachers) in immersive learning.
Let’s connect this week during #whatisschool and prepare for an exciting year ahead.
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- Thursday 4pm Pacific Time
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- Friday 11am NZT
Questions #whatisschool, August 18, 2016 7PM EDT
- Which academic and non-academic skills do you believe are important to develop in our students?
- How do you encourage curiosity and problem solving in your students?
- In what ways can collaboration positively impact students in and out of the classroom?
- Some learning experiences are more successful than others. How do you process degrees of success and failure with students?
- Rate your awareness of Breakout EDU out of 10. How did you hear about it? What impact has it had at your school?
- How can introducing games to the classroom positively impact teaching and learning?