Sometimes, the job is just too big for any one teacher to handle. And so this year for the kickoff of Bishop O’Connell High School’s full-day faculty and staff PD training, we decided to assemble a super team of educational Avengers! Following a dastardly internet outage, our day started with an epic call to arms.
From there, teachers were greeted by an assembled squadron of school administrators and educator superheroes, including yours truly as Captain America, my amazing colleague and co-planner Siobhan Dannaher as The Scarlet Witch, two teacher volunteers as Iron Man and The Black Widow, our principal as Nick Fury, and our assistant principals as Captain Marvel, Thor, The Hulk, and Groot.
A5. Our costumed team of @OConnellHS “AVENGERS” proudly set forth a call to arms before our full day of #gamification SUPER teacher training. Game-based centers training w/ @Flipgrid @breakoutEDU @edpuzzle @quizizz @gimkit #sketchnoting. #leadupchat https://t.co/YigTtdzBcz pic.twitter.com/TBi7Wq70oV
— John Meehan (@MeehanEDU) August 25, 2018
And in the hours that followed, teachers divided and conquered their way through TEN different hands-on learning stations with a gamified twist. We demo’ed high energy learning stations including:
- Breakout EDU
- Walking Notes & Webquests
- #QRBreakIN Reverse Escape Rooms
- Mr. Potato Head PDSA
Talk about a game-changing way to start the school year!