This is a repost from Rezzly, a learning technology platform that offers monthly teacher workshops online and a gamified LMS. I’ve known Lucas for many years, and he brought me into the world of Minecraft in the classroom. In our conversations about his personalized teacher professional development program in his district, Epic Academy, I was fascinated to hear how the teachers are responding to quest-based and gamified professional development that is designed around their learning needs, and showcasing their badges outside their classrooms. Great stuff!
Epic Academy: Personalized PD for Your School
March 1-13, 2017
Imagine a personalized professional development program in your school or district that helps teachers engage with the latest topics based on their own needs and interests. Join Lucas Gillispie, Director of Academic and Digital Learning for Surry County Schools in North Carolina, and creator of Epic Academy, a quest-based professional development program in North Carolina where teachers throughout the state are questing and connecting around such topics as how to use YouTube in the Classroom, Being a Connected Educator, the SAMR tech integration model and more. Hear about his success and challenges, and get tools and strategies for starting a personalized professional development program in your school or district!
- Play quests anytime at your own pace
- Attend optional synchronous events
- Fully facilitated by Lucas Gillispie
Lucas is a passionate gamer and educator exploring the intersection of games and learning. He is the creator of the WoWinSchool Project, exploring the educational potential of online games like World of Warcraft with middle schoolers, was one of the earliest pioneers to bring Minecraft into classrooms, and is working to build game-inspired professional development for teachers in his district through his EPIC Academy program.
Legendary educators can participate in Epic Academy at no cost, or register here for $79 (includes three month access to Rezzly).