Tim Vandenberg - "Monopoly Academy: Winning the “Game” of No Child Left Behind through Gamification and Monopoly, the World’s Most Famous Board Game"
by Gabe Zichermann, CEO, Author, Entrepreneur at Gamification.Co on Jun 23, 2012
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Gamification has “Monopolized” Tim Vandenberg’s 6th grade classroom, as he has utilized the world’s all-time best-selling board game brand (Monopoly) to inspire & motivate his students to ...
Gamification has “Monopolized” Tim Vandenberg’s 6th grade classroom, as he has utilized the world’s all-time best-selling board game brand (Monopoly) to inspire & motivate his students to conquer the “game” of No Child Left Behind. Learn how academic gamification inspires & motivates his socio-economically disadvantaged students to perform at world-class levels, both academically AND in actual Monopoly tournament play: his students have defeated both U.S. & World Champions multiple times in actual tournament matches and scored perfect scores on California State math examinations, all while setting district records on countless standardized tests! Come hear Tim’s inspiring story, as featured in the multi-award winning documentary film “Under the Boardwalk”, and learn how he uses Monopoly to motivate students to “Pass GO” and master key skills of mathematics, economics & social negotiation.
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