Ditch the stand and deliver staff meeting for a game-changing approach to faculty PD that helps model best practices with high impact teaching strategies! It's the first day of school, and all the coffee in the building has gone missing. But with hundreds of students scheduled to arrive in mere minutes, the faculty is facing a level five caffeine shortage. If you have any hope of surviving the first day of students, your teachers will need their java, STAT! Can you master growth mindset to pop open the box and solve this faculty coffee crisis before students arrive?
This escape room is designed to introduce your faculty to the *awesome* product that is Breakout EDU and the concept of a class escape room, while likewise providing puzzles related to building instructional capacity, designing highly engaging lessons, and instilling growth mindset. The escape room likewise introduces teachers to a number of emerging trends in professional development, including Twitter chats, educational podcasts, “gamification,” and a series of best-selling books on teaching and human motivation, including Daniel Pink’s Drive, Dave Burgess' Teach Like a Pirate, and Carol Dweck’s Mindset: The New Psychology of Success.
There are five different puzzles in this game, all of which can only be unlocked by correctly solving a total of 87 themed clues testing the following concepts:
• A Pirate's Life for Ye Scavenger Hunt - Student Engagement
• Twitter Chat - EDU Twitter Basics
• Time to Change the Game? - Intro to Gamification
• Operation: Mindset - Fundamentals of Growth Mindset
• Greetings from Hawaii! - Education Podcasts
Please note: this escape room scenario is designed to be compatible with the kit provided by Breakout EDU
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*(Note: Not ready for a full-class Escape Room? No problem. Administrators can use these same interactive puzzles as stand-alone activities to be completed in small groups across multiple days of teacher PD!)
+Step-by-step teacher walk-through of the solutions to all game puzzles. (Included as speaker notes on each page of the Google Slides)
+ Fully customizable Google Slides download contains plug-and-play Escape Room scenario and review game that can be put in place TODAY. If you already own a Breakout EDU kit, this scenario can be implemented immediately. Don't own a Breakout EDU kit? The resource includes a free set of electronic locks.
High energy, visually stunning, and fully immersive -- this is a faculty escape room done right. Driven by colleague collaboration, competition, and communication skills: it's a professional development activity that your classes will NEVER forget.
Add life to your PD routine and get your faculty in the game!
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Comprehensive End-of-Unit Escape Rooms designed for Breakout EDU:
Escape Room: Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
Escape Room: Death of a Salesman
Escape Room: Emerson, Thoreau and American Romanticism
Escape Room: Hamilton
Escape Room: Poetry of Walt Whitman and Emily Dickinson
Escape Room: To Kill a Mockingbird
Shakespeare Escape Rooms designed for Breakout EDU:
The Merchant of Venice: Shylock's Revenge
Romeo & Juliet
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