What happens in the classroom when learning becomes a heroic journey? Rather than desks and chalkboards, what if students had quests and guilds? Going beyond simply swapping grades with badges and achievements, Lucas Gillispie, founder of the WoWinSchool Project, will share the journey he and other adventurous educators have begun using World of Warcraft and other MMORPGs to engage students in a playful approach to practicing reading and writing skills. Along the way student-heroes are becoming better communicators, leaders, and connecting with a global audience.
Instructional Technology Coordinator, Instructional Designer, Pender County Schools
Lucas Gillispie is an Instructional Technologist for Pender County Schools in North Carolina. An avid gamer, he is passionate about the integration of video games into the learning environment and using games as a model for instruction. He is the founder of the WoWinSchool Project, a program designed to explore the educational potential of online games like World of Warcraft with middle schoolers and leads one of the largest school-based Minecraft implementations in the world. He’s an... Read More →
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