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Thursday, February 27 • 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Escape Boredom: Engaging Students Through the Use of Escape Rooms

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Escape rooms have become a popular source of entertainment as well as a vehicle for team building and collaboration; additionally, they have begun to catch the eyes of educators as a potential tool for collaborative learning activities in classrooms. Escape room players solve puzzles and decipher codes in order to solve their way out of the room. In this session, teachers will walk through example escape room puzzles, using locks, codes keys and riddles that can be adapted for their own classroom activity. This session will also cover how gamification can increase engagement and inclusion as well as how to source items to set up your escape room, sample puzzles and potential curriculum connections. No escape room experience required.


Bridget Fraser

Program Coordinator, WISEST
Bridget Fraser is the Program Coordinator at WISEST, Women in Scholarship, Engineering, Science and Technology, based at the University of Alberta. Bridget has undergraduate degrees in biochemistry and education and is currently pursuing an MEd in secondary curriculum studies. With... Read More →

Thursday February 27, 2020 2:00pm - 3:00pm MST
(Westin - Yukon Room)