Published: Dec. 17, 2020

Coffee mug next to a laptop displaying participants in a Zoom meetingAre you interested in learning how others are using games in their classroom? Have you read about how someone has ‘gamified’ their activities and want to learn more? Or are you just generally curious about gamification pedagogy? In spring 2021, the ASSETT Innovation Incubator Student Success team is launching a community of practice focused on the gamification of learning pedagogy, or GCoP  Each month, we’ll welcome a guest speaker who will discuss their approach to gamification. This is a great opportunity to gather with other campus community members. Together we’ll explore topics ranging from learning with Reacting to the Past, using games in a virtual classroom, and creating an alternative virtual reality. 

Virtual GCoP sessions will take place from 4:00-5:15 pm on the first Tuesday of the month from February through May 2021, including:

  • Come learn and participate in a conversation about Reacting to the Past!

    Imagine students walking into a class and being asked to step back in time to embody the persona of a historical figure, to argue from their perspective, and to defend their world-changing decisions. This is exactly what the Reacting to the Past (RTTP) pedagogy looks like in the classroom. RTTP pedagogy is proven to improve student learning, engagement, and critical thinking. And is widely adopted across the US and beyond. 

    Michaele Ferguson (Associate Professor, Political Science), Catherine Kunce (Senior Instructor, Program for Writing & Rhetoric), and David Paradis (Senior Instructor, History) will facilitate a discussion about how they’ve adopted and implemented RTTP in their classrooms. 

    Join us on Zoom:

  • Tuesday, March 2, 2021
  • Tuesday, April 6, 2021
  • Tuesday, May 4, 2021 

If you have questions, want to connect with others who are interested in gamification pedagogy, or want updates about events, please subscribe to the gamechangers email listserv by emailing Jacie Moriyama or sending a message to from the address you want to subscribe to the list. In the subject line of your message, type in: subscribe gamechangers Firstname Lastname (replacing 'Firstname Lastname’ with your own first and last name). Leave the message body blank and send the message.

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