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Thursday, February 20 • 1:15pm - 2:30pm
(PRE-REG) A2: Roll for Initiative... Cooperative Games for Students

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“You pause at the bottom of the stairs. You evaluate the unfinished horseshoe-shaped, earthen room. Light from your torch shifts on the far wall. Clay walls are supported by moss-covered beams and supports. Deep crevasses are hollowed out of the sides and center walls. Dressed skeletons and mummified bodies lay on the shelves. This is an Ossuary. The skeletons begin to stir. Your party reaches for their weapons. Roll for initiative.”

We inadvertently teach students how to work together. We create group projects, put students in pre-assigned teams, and force them to collaborate and function as a cohesive unit. However, too much emphasis is placed on the activity and assessment and not much in terms of how to collaborate. Luckily, board games, especially in this day in age, have a stronger focus on collaboration including; turn-taking, leadership and problem-solving, all the while working towards a common goal. In this session, we will be taking a look at collaborative gaming, from the simple games to the complex RPGs. Be prepared to work together, and remind ourselves of the skills needed to work together. So, grab your dice, the adventure is about to begin!

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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 1:15pm - 2:30pm MST
Ideation 4 Calgary Telus Convention Centre
  Miscellaneous, All Grade Levels