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Thursday, February 20 • 11:45am - 1:00pm
(PRE-REG) A1: Not Monopoly... Engaging Students Using Unorthodox Board Games

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In the last two decades, a tabletop gaming revolution has occurred. From Dungeons and Dragons, to hundreds of Euro-Style games, like Settlers of Catan. People are more commonly coming together to socialize through tabletop games. These games engage students in higher level thinking, collaboration/competition and literacy/numeracy skills. But with the number of games out there, teachers who casually game (or don’t) may find looking for the right game for their classes overwhelming. In this session, we will be introducing various board games that can engage students in the classroom. Be prepared to step outside of your comfort zone, and try a game that’s not Monopoly.

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Duane Sovyn

Duane Sovyn is a culinary arts teacher at W. H. Croxford in Airdrie and has been a teacher in Rocky View Schools for over 10 years. He has been gaming with his students since day one, providing students opportunities to play RPGs in his classroom. He has also instituted a gaming club... Read More →

Thursday February 20, 2020 11:45am - 1:00pm
Ideation 4 Calgary Telus Convention Centre