What does it take to make learning irresistible?
In Aurora, thirty educators are working to crack this question wide open through the TeacherQuest Colorado Fall Course. In this professional development program, provided in collaboration with Aurora Public Schools, educators are creating games to use in their classrooms and designing powerful new ways to engage students. Game designers are also in attendance, collaborating with educators on the game design process and supporting the use of games in the classroom.
Educators meet every three weeks in person to learn about the fundamentals of game design for learning. Across a series of seven workshops, participants brainstorm, prototype, and test ideas together to bring back to their schools. In between sessions, educators are sharing, testing, and refining their ideas with students and colleagues on the TeacherQuest online community site.
The course will culminate in a Game Jam on Saturday, February 20, where participating teachers will have the opportunity to share the games and learning experiences they have designed and receive feedback from students, parents, educators, school and district leaders, and community members. Sign up for our mailing list to receive an invitation to the Game Jam!