Let's Build an Adventure (2021 Extended Education)
Let's Build an Adventure: Implementing Table-Top Roleplaying Games as an Integrative Educational Strategy
Presenter: Jeromy Slaby
Time: 7-9a & 10a-12p PST (both days)
The explosion of popularity in table-top roleplaying games like Dungeons and Dragons, Pathfinder, and Call of Cthulhu, has opened up a unique opportunity to provide students with a relevant and engaging way to not only teach academic content but also to build social-emotional skills. This extended session will walk through how each part of the adventure building and playing process can be utilized as an educational component. Much of this workshop will focus on exploring, developing, and testing different integration ideas at each step as a group. It will address questions like, “How can I use the worldbuilding stage to integrate science and social studies?”, “How can I adjust the rules so that students have to practice specific communication skills?”, or “What can I do to ensure that one of my students feels represented and included in the process?” This session will utilize the Dungeons and Dragons 5E system but will explore this integration in a way that can be applied to any system that you are familiar with. A general understanding of how roleplaying games work is preferred but not required.
Extended Education sessions take place prior to or after the start of the conference, and are in-depth workshops and activities that provide an expanded opportunity for professional development. Extended Education workshops and activities are designed to provide individuals with an opportunity to enhance their Conference experience and dive deeper into a particular topic.