Gamify Your Classroom: Using Tabletop Game Design Elements In An Educational Setting
The MAC is generally about visual arts, but sometimes art takes other forms. In this four-day course we will see how tabletop games, and the stories they inspire, can be used as aids for collaborative creative storytelling in a number of contexts in your school.
Our instructor, Paul Cloud, will show you how to facilitate a number of games. These games might take the form of quick, simple, portable, card games that can serve as a quick diversion when your lecture goes a little more quickly than you anticipated or the video you wanted to show won't load, or they might be more complex, cooperative, dynamic, narrative, role-playing games that can inject some excitement into a number of educational techniques you're already using.
We will also explore how common crafting items in The MAC's studio (or your classroom) can be used to create DIY game aids and brainstorming tools for budding game designers among your faculty and student body who may be interested in after-school opportunities like a tabletop gaming club.
This four-day course meets from 3:30 to 5pm, every day July 10th through 13th.
This class is designed for educators, and is free to teachers in the Regional Office of Education, District #40 with registration through the ROE.
It is also, however, open to the public. If you want to pay for studio time and instruction to learn about tabletop games, perhaps to bring that knowledge back home to your family, you are more than welcome. See pricing and registration information below.
$60 for non-educator parents who just want to learn some new games to play at home
FREE to educators in ROE#40 (see below)
The cost of this class includes studio time, access to all the materials and tools needed, as well as in-depth instruction.
You can pre-pay for this class by selecting a class title and clicking 'purchase' below, and then filling out the required information in the popup window.
If you would rather pay at the time of the class, just fill out the form below and click ‘submit’. You can then pay via cash, check, or credit/debit card any time before class begins.
Teachers working for a school in the Regional Office of Education, District #40 can register with the ROE and they will cover your class fees and award you Continuing Professional Development Units (CPDUs) for taking this class. After filling out our registration using the form below, you will need to also register with ROE by following this link to their calendar of events and finding this workshop on their schedule.
Registration with ROE must be confirmed before beginning this workshop.
Instructor Bio, Paul Cloud:
Paul considers his artistic outlet to be creative writing and storytelling. Rather than working in a physical medium, Paul plays and runs tabletop roleplaying games, delighted to collaborate with other players weaving dynamic and interesting tales that live on beyond game night as the stuff of dinner party legend.
Paul has worked for years as an educator, and is an avid tabletop gamer. Paul's capstone project for his master's degree in education focused on the potential benefits of incorporating tabletop roleplaying games into a classroom environment.