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Welcome to Woodward’s Summit for Transformative Learning Conference!
August 1-2, 2019
Friday, August 2 • 9:00am - 11:30am
Workshop 1-Press Start to Begin- The Gamification of Education

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Children, and adults for that matter, have never been more engaged by games than they are now. Can teachers harness the psychology behind game creation and turn his or her 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. 
Scott has successfully turned his 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 in a narrative rich, cross-curricular world known as Scientia Terra! Sounds intimidating but it is not! You will walk out of this session inspired and driven to make changes to your teaching with all of the tools to begin your own gamification journey!
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Scott Hebert

Teacher, EICS Division - OLA 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 August 2, 2019 9:00am - 11:30am
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