A DIFFERENT KIND OF DIGITAL ESCAPE ROOM WORKSHOP

PRESENTED BY KENTUCKY COUNTRY DAY SCHOOL

What? A 3-hour workshop on creating a NEW kind of digital escape room for your students using Google Slides and bit.ly links. The workshop will give attendees time to play an online escape room and explain the formula for the the behind-the-scenes set-up that makes these rooms work. Attendees will also have time to create games for their own students/classes during the second half of the workshop. Clue templates will be provided, so teachers will just need to add the content and customization! Please be aware that this isn’t the kind of digital escape room you’ve seen before with Google Sites and Forms -- so be ready to learn new things and brainstorm new ideas!

Who? Any teacher or tech coordinator from any school is welcome to attend. Many of the provided clues and templates will be set up for a 5th - 12th grade audience, but they can be adapted as needed for teachers of younger students. Space will be limited to 16 attendees so that a workshop format can be used effectively. You might want to sign up with another teacher from your school if you want to work together on creating a room, but we ask that no more than 3 teachers from a school sign up.

When? Wednesday, June 16 from 9:00am to noon. Please sign up only if you can commit to the entire workshop. If this date and time doesn't work, there is a separate interest form below so that you can be the first notified if the workshop is offered again later in the summer.

Where? Google Meet. The sessions will be held remotely and a link will be provided to registrants.

Requirements? The workshop is free, but there are a few tech requirements! Attendees should be on a laptop or Chromebook (not a tablet or phone). Registrants should already be comfortable working with Google Slides and bit.ly links.

Why? So many reasons! While we won’t be hosting Tech-Teach-Learn this year, Kentucky Country Day still wants to offer our community of teachers the opportunity to collaborate with one another and learn something new! Digital escape rooms are a concept that can be applied to any subject area and any grade level and this is a new way to create them. Because this is an in-depth topic, it made sense to offer it as a workshop instead of a shorter session. By offering the workshop in this format, each teacher should walk away from the session with an escape room game for the 2021-2022 school year!