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NCTCA 2017 will be held on February 9th and 10th.   Be sure to follow us on Twitter @NCTCA and join in the conversation at #NCTCA2017. We will be holding Twitter Scavenger Hunts for prizes throughout Convention!

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Thursday, February 9 • 13:30 - 15:30
Press Start To Begin - An Introduction to Classroom Gamification

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Children, and adults for that matter, have never been more engaged by games than they are now. Why is that though? What draws people so deeply into 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 individuals 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 teams 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 Will you press start?

Speakers
avatar for Scott Hebert

Scott Hebert

Teacher, EICS Division - OLA School
I am a passionate and dedicated teacher who has taught K-12 Phys Ed as well as Grade 7 & 8 Sciences for the past 6 years. My professional motto is "Would you want to be in your classroom?" and it is reflected in my daily teaching. I am deeply passionate about technology in the classroom and believe that when used properly you can peak interest in all students. I also believe in innovation in the classroom where I am constantly challenging... Read More →


Thursday February 9, 2017 13:30 - 15:30
Westin: Centennial Rm 10135 100 St NW
  • Room Details Classroom Max Capacity - 112
  • Grade Focus General
  • Tags English