The purpose of the session is to introduce K-12 Educators and Admins to the concept of game design and how this can be used to empower learners to show off a deeper understanding of the content they are learning as well as creating vs. consuming content for academic assessment. Game design is being used in schools all around the world and has been a staple in many classrooms over the past few years as a new way to engage learners and also assess progress from both the students creating these games as well as the players who are completing them.
The session will begin with an overview of Games in Education (5 min)
Overview of the concept of an Escape Room in Education (5 min)
Overview of Breakout EDU (5 min)
Game Design Whys - The value prop (20 min)
Game Design Demo and Exploration (20 min)
Q&A (5 min)
The session leans on research by gaming experts as well as years of studying game design through the game design tool.