What if we treated teacher professional development like a game, giving teachers autonomy to choose a pathway, learning what's important to them, in a quest-based, gamified way that includes levels, badging, and more?
Feedback on typical PD from classroom
“The PD is dictated to me...”
“I don’t have time...”
“I can read PowerPoint slides, myself...”
“I’m too tired at the end of a day of
teaching for a workshop...”
“It doesn’t address my needs...”
“When will I use this again?”
What teachers really want in their PD:
Variety in format.
Motivation and inspiration.
Connectedness - relational and technological.
Game Elements, Online Platform
Ideas, Needs, and Issues
EPIC Academy by http://epicacademy.info is licensed under
a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0
International License. All quests designed by the teachers leaders of
Surry County Schools, NC.