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Friday, February 7 • 9:00am - 10:30am
Press Start to Begin - The Gamification of Education!

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Children, and adults for that matter, have never been more engaged by video games than they are now. Why is that though? What draws people so deeply into video games? What brings them back and what drives them to keep trying to improve in the face of great adversity? Can you harness the psychology behind game creation and turn your class into something all students will beg to be in? In an education system designed where students start with 100% and lose as they go Gamification flips this concept onto its head focusing on the individual’s progression while increasing both intrinsic and extrinsic motivation exponentially. Can anyone do this? I am here to tell you that you can and it is easier than you think! I have successfully turned my Grade 8 science course into a live action role playing game. Students compete against the teacher, each other, other guilds and other classes in an effort to level up and progress! Sounds intimidating but it is not! You will walk out of this session inspired and driven to make changes to your teaching - it's time to Level Up!

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Scott Hebert

Educator and Author, EICS Division - St. JPII School
Scott Hebert is an educator of 10 years who has made it his goal to eliminate the stereotype that school is boring. In an effort to do this he has been recognized both provincially (Alberta Excellent in Teaching Award in 2013), nationally (2017 Laurentian University Human Kinetics... Read More →


Friday February 7, 2020 9:00am - 10:30am MST
ECC: Salon 11 9797 Jasper Ave
  Differentiated Instruction / Différenciation  Teaching Practices/ Pédagogie
  • Room Details Workshop Max Capacity - 128
  • Grade Focus General
  • Tags English