“Edutainment” is an emerging trend that seeks to teach and build a wide array of cognitive competencies. One example advocated by Dr. Marquita Blades:
Escape the Classroom: Students are in a room with all they need to get out within a predetermined time period. The group can only use the resources inside the room, however, they can use any technology they bring with them to help solve the various puzzles and problems.
This topic will be explored by Dr. Blades during her Escape the Classroom: Using the Escape Room Model for Addressing the Needs of All Learners presentation at the Innovative Teaching Strategies Conference in Atlanta. Dr. Blades will also present a 3-hour pre-conference entitled POWARRful® Teaching Strategies for Increasing Student Engagement & Decrease Disciplinary Issues in Atlanta.
The National Conference on Innovative Teaching Strategies is coming to Atlanta and Las Vegas in 2019. This event assembles internationally recognized innovators together with practicing educators and consultants who are currently finding success with promising fresh approaches and research-based methodologies.