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Friday, December 2 • 10:30am - 12:00pm
Defeat Darth Boredom in the Quest to Motivate Youth to Learn Through the Gamification of Instructional Designs

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WORKSHOP NARRATIVE AND OVERVIEW
On planet Gaia, CES educators from around the nation gather for our final journey to engage youth in their everlasting adventure called learning.  Unfortunately, Gaia faces an engagement and empowerment gap.  Though legend says there is a hidden power that we might be able to harness to provide an opportunity to solve this disengagement epidemic. If we are to use this power, we must understand what it is, how it is used, why it might be useful, and understand its benefits/limitations.  Will this solve the disengagement epidemic that Darth Boredom placed on Gaia's youth?

How might we integrate game mechanics into our instructional design so we can engage youth in learning?

MATERIALS AND TASKS NEEDED:
Tablet or Laptop (preferably).  If you don't have a laptop I will bring 2 additional laptops to the workshop

AGENDA

PRELUDE

Part I- EXPLORE AND DISCOVER

  • Introductions to the Workshop and Each Other
  • The Realm of Games (The What, Why, and How)
  • Make a Game

PART 2- ANALYSIS AND MAKING SENSE

  • Game Elements In Non Game Context
  • Motivation and the Human Drive
  • Analysis of Gamified Scenerios

PART 3- DESIGN THINKING

  • Empathy- Assessing Student Needs
  • Define the Dilemma and Define the Behavioral Goal
  • Ideate- Brainstorm as many ideas that will you 
  • Prototype- Develop an action plan for one idea
  • Pitch your prototype

CONCLUSION

  • Receive Your Power-Up and Treasure
  • Continue Conversations and Resources
  • Sending Forth

RESOURCES AND LINKS



Speakers
avatar for Jacob Henry Aringo

Jacob Henry Aringo

STEAM Teacher, Herbert Hoover Middle School
My name is Jacob Aringo and I am the STEAM teacher at Herbert Hoover Middle School. I’ve been teaching for about 8 years as a high school chemistry teacher and had many roles in schools including math and technology teacher as well as being an activities director and 5 years as... Read More →


Friday December 2, 2016 10:30am - 12:00pm
Bristol Room

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