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Funding to attend the Reacting Consortium Annual Institute

Jan. 27, 2023

We are excited to announce travel funding to attend the Reacting Consortium Annual Institute June 7-11, 2023, at Barnard College in New York City . This is THE annual conference for faculty interested in Reacting to the Past pedagogy (RTTP). Last year, CU Boulder hosted a smaller version of the...

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Invigorate Your Teaching and Get Students Actively Learning Through Reacting to the Past!

March 9, 2022

Photo by Unseen Histories on Unsplash Imagine walking into a classroom where students are advocating for women's rights, staging a protest against the war in Vietnam, or negotiating a treaty to lower carbon emissions. Chances are, these students are engaging in one of many Reacting to the Past games. These...

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Sign up for your Reacting Consortium Library Membership!

March 9, 2022

In spring 2021, ASSETT’s Student Success Innovation Incubator team purchased an Institutional membership to the Reacting Consortium . In spring 2022, the team negotiated a system-wide membership to include all four CU campuses! With this membership, ALL CU faculty and staff have full access to the Reacting Consortium Library, expanded...

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We are thrilled to announce the first in-person Reacting Conference in more than two years this summer! The conference will take place from June 13-16 at the University of Colorado Boulder, and include seven game options. Get more information about this event and register through the Reacting Consortium’s events page...

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Revolutionize Your Teaching with Role-Playing Games!

Sept. 2, 2021

Join ASSETT Innovation Incubator team member, Michaele Ferguson for an introduction to Reacting to the Past, an immersive role-playing pedagogy in which students develop skills in critical thinking, persuasive writing, public speaking, leadership, and teamwork while wrestling with primary texts and important ideas. Start by playing a mini-game, set at...

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Congratulations to the Student Success Innovation Incubator Team

May 18, 2021

Congratulations to the Student Success Innovation Incubator team for being a recipient of the 2021 President’s Fund for the Humanities! Their proposal, Reenvisioning the Future of the Humanities Through the Reacting to the Past Pedagogy seeks to promote a system-wide inquiry of thought focused on teaching and learning in the...

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Don’t miss the final spring 2021 Gamification Community of Practice session this May!

April 21, 2021

Kae Novak On Tuesday, May 4, 2021, the ASSETT Innovation Incubator Student Success team will host instructional designer, immersive environment researcher and gamer, Kae Novak, to present on Creating an ARG (Alternate Reality Game) for your classroom. From escape rooms to solving mysteries, ARGs bring fun and levity to learning...

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Join ASSETT's Gamification Community of Practice

Dec. 17, 2020

Photo by Chris Montgomery, via Unsplash Are 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 Fall 2021, the ASSETT Innovation Incubator...

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Faculty Reading Group to Explore Gamification

Dec. 2, 2019

Interested in using games and simulations in the classroom? Join in the Gamification Reading Group, a part of ASSETT’s Student Success Innovation Incubator . We are starting out this spring by reading Minds on Fire: How Role-Immersion Games Transform Higher Education by Mark Carnes. He’s a historian at Barnard College...