Welcome to the gamified classroom- an immersive experience for ANY grade level or content area that transforms your classroom into a hive of student exploration, curiosity, and wonder, where meaningful discoveries are driven by learners who genuinely look forward to doing more work. Shift student motivation from grade chasing to genuine curiosity. You’ll learn to use “gamification” techniques to enrich student experience and create lasting memories that make learning engaging, accessible, and fun. Join us for a full day of serious fun and games for teachers of any content area, and learn how to adopt the basic principles of game-based design to transform any classroom a game like experience with no fancy tech required.
John Meehan (@MeehanEDU) is an English teacher and school instructional coach at Bishop O’Connell High School in Arlington, Virginia. He began his teaching career in 2010 as a career switcher through The New Teacher Project, after spending five years working in social media and event marketing. He is a 2017 ASCD Emerging Leader, and an alumnus of the 2016-2018 Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Teacher Advisory Council. In 2016, he was named one of Arlington, Virginia’s “40 Under 40” by the Leadership Center for Excellence. He is a past presenter and regular attendee at educational conferences throughout the United States, including the annual conference for National Catholic Education Association, ASCD Empower19, and the Play Like a Champion Today: Character Education Through Sports summer conference at the University of Notre Dame. He’s an avid runner who’s completed more than three dozen marathons, half marathons, long-distance road relays, mud runs, and obstacle course races. John lives in Silver Spring, Maryland.
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