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Using Gaming Techniques to Increase
Student Motivation and Achievement

(Grades K-6)

Presented by Brandon Petersen
Outstanding Elementary Technology Teacher and National Presenter

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Specifically Designed for Educators Working with Kindergarten Through Sixth Grade, Including Classroom Teachers, Instructional Assistants, Technology Specialists, and Administrators

  • Dozens of practical, ready-to-use gaming activities that can increase student motivation and achievement
  • Engaging, cross-curricular games and lesson ideas that build students’ critical skills in all content and subject area skills
  • Explore outstanding, timesaving and customizable technology-based gaming opportunities that motivate, assess and showcase growth in your elementary students
  • Innovative gaming techniques that help differentiate, personalize and enrich your instruction to meet the diverse needs of elementary students
  • Receive an extensive resource handbook and access to Brandon’s website with hundreds of activities, ideas, resources, strategies, and web tools that target key learning objectives for elementary students

Practical Ideas and Strategies

This NEWseminar is designed specifically to provide participants with outstanding, hands-on strategies that can be used immediately to help educators implement with ease, game-based learning strategies into their classrooms that help engage students and create new connections to academic skills and concepts. These strategies help foster motivation, enhance critical thinking strategies and strengthen the development of academic skills in students that help them to be successful in their elementary school experiences. Join Brandon Petersen for a day brimming with engaging, relevant activities and an abundance of rich resources that will enhance your classroom instruction and introduce your elementary students to game-based learning components and attributes they need in order to be successful, motivated and engaged learners.

This fast-paced seminar has been designed by an experienced elementary teacher with great experience in technology and game-based learning integration specifically for elementary teachers and is filled with ideas, tips and tools that are developmentally appropriate for K – 6th grade learners. Recognizing both the rigor of standards that are required as well as the diverse needs of young students, Brandon will share dozens of highly effective game-based learning techniques, that are both digital and physical in nature, that aid in providing differentiated, personalized and motivating lessons for all students.

You will leave this idea-packed seminar with a wealth of outstanding resources and highly effective techniques for giving your students the tools and experiences they need to make learning connections via games to a wide array of standards, content, subject areas, and beyond.

Ten Key Benefits of Attending

  1. Discover Practical Strategies to Help Your Students Succeed in All Content Areas
    Receive a wealth of outstanding, ready-to-use, game-based learning strategies to provide your students the skills they need to master academic standards … Dozens of ideas for all content areas including reading, writing, mathematics, science, etc. that you can use immediately
  2. Focus on Outstanding Game-Based Learning Components and Strategies
    Learn more about the integral components of game-based learning and gamification and how these roles play a pivotal part in the success of students … Experience opportunities to explore more in depth the components needed to implement game-based learning into the classroom and take time to reflect on how it can be done thoughtfully and with intent for student success
  3. Engage Your Students in Quality Game-Based Learning Activities
    Engage in choice-based gaming opportunities that allow time for critical thinking and analysis of learning to take place from the perspective of the student … A variety of hands-on, physical and digital gaming activities will provide opportunities to critique games and make connections to required learning
  4. Discover the Diverse World of Gaming
    Be immersed in a wealth of engaging, hands-on, game-based learning activities that cover the wide world of gaming … Resources, lesson plans and student activities will focus on learning avenues including coding, programming, project-based learning, critical thinking strategies, and more
  5. Unleash the Power of Gaming Assessment
    Experience a variety of highly effective gaming possibilities that introduce students to the essential content and skills they need to be successful learners … Receive access to a robust library of tools that help you gather information on the fly, test students in areas customized to your needs, and measure true understanding of student knowledge with instant results
  6. Take Advantage of Limited Resource Opportunities
    Examine different approaches to game-based learning and gamification strategies that do not always involve an abundance of technology tools and the adapting of different materials to achieve learning outcomes … Engage in opportunities that include games, manipulatives, learning centers, and more that enhance the development of appropriate cooperative learning behaviors and play-based strategies to promote student success
  7. Nurture Your Students’ Natural Curiosity and Motivation for Gaming
    Discover how quick and powerful gaming is in harnessing the natural curiosity and interest of your students … Learn about proven ways to sustain a fully engaging, game-based learning environment in your classroom by leveraging the extrinsic and intrinsic motivation of all your students
  8. Make Connections that Empower Young Students
    Capitalize on the benefits that derive from strong connections with your students and gaming … Learn a variety of effective ways to build and maintain positive relationships with students that motivate them to learn and engage completely in learning
  9. Integrate Technology-Based Gaming into Your Classroom with Greater Ease
    Learn how to bring outstanding mobile, online, and free technology resources into your classroom with ease … See how just a little technology can provide new learning opportunities for your students and strengthen their academic skills
  10. Receive an Extensive Resource Handbook and Website Access
    Each participant will receive an extensive resource handbook specifically designed for this seminar, packed with outstanding ideas, tips, tools, and resources focused on supporting educators in transforming their classroom into a game-based environment … As a bonus, you will also receive access to Brandon’s website that is constantly updated with the best, new ideas and resources for teaching with gaming and technology in mind

Outstanding Strategies You Can Use Immediately

  • Hands-on, cross-curricular game-based learning opportunities that engage elementary students in learning content in new, unique and creative ways
  • Outstanding strategies that motivate and fully engage students in building critical thinking skills across all content areas
  • Timesaving ideas that help you assess students effectively and measure growth of knowledge
  • Powerful game-based learning components and strategies that motivate students to gain mastery in skills they need in order to be successful in life
  • Motivating, technological techniques that are easy to setup, customize and tweak in order to meet the ever evolving needs of your own instruction as well as your students’ own personalized outcomes
  • Uncover game-based learning opportunities that help students learn skills, content and connections to learning they may never have discovered before
  • Proven techniques for using game-based strategies to promote positive collaboration and learning skills in students
  • How to easily integrate outstanding mobile technology and online resources into your instruction
  • Creative ideas for utilizing limited resources to create amazing game-based learning opportunities all students can engage in
  • Proven ways to efficiently utilize previously leveraged games to develop renewed learning opportunities that enrich 21st century skills, subjects and content
  • Resources, activities and motivating ideas to keep elementary students focused, engaged and learning new content

A Message From Your Seminar Leader

Dear Colleague:

As elementary educators, we face the increasing challenge of helping our students build and assess the skills they need in order to master high academic standards in innovative ways. Given the fact that our students come to us with widely divergent experiences and skills, it makes our work even more challenging in this modern day society. Yet this is also one of the most exciting times to be working with our students given the wide range of new strategies at our disposal. We have a vast array of impressive tools and what seems to be an unlimited supply of robust resources to better reach and more efficiently teach our students. It is my pleasure to invite you to attend what I promise will be an exciting day packed with ideas, tips and tools you can use immediately in your classroom.

Throughout our fast-paced day together, you will experience firsthand and receive a wealth of resources and developmentally appropriate practical strategies focused on game-based learning and gamification. I will share dozens of ways to fully engage your students in creative activities that build on their excitement and natural curiosity for learning and leveraging their interest and motivation for gaming. In addition, we will explore innovative techniques to unleash the power of creativity and critical thinking to foster learning, and I will share multiple ways to use outstanding technologies and online resources that provide new, highly motivating learning opportunities for our students.

In order to make our day together most successful, I encourage you to bring your state standards, school outcomes, etc. to this day of learning so that you can make personal connections to the games we engage in and the content you teach in your classroom. Additionally, it wouldn’t be a phenomenal day of learning if you didn’t bring some of your favorite devices and apps to this session; there will be plenty of opportunities for everyone to share some of their favorite games and ideas with others.

Most importantly, my hope is that you will feel encouraged, empowered and invigorated to use many of the timesaving, easy to use, classroom-proven ideas and resources to transform your classroom to a thriving and successful game-based learning environment.

I look forward to meeting you at the seminar.

Brandon Petersen

P.S. Our day will be filled with a wealth of practical ideas and innovative resources – plus an extensive resource handbook and access to my website – you can use immediately in your own elementary classrooms.

Who Should Attend

Educators Working with Kindergarten through Sixth Grade, Including Classroom Teachers, Instructional Assistants, Technology Specialists, and Administrators.

Special Benefits of Attending

Extensive Resource Handbook
Each participant will receive a comprehensive resource handbook and access to the presenter’s website, filled with materials specifically designed for this seminar. Included in the handbook are:

  • Dozens of practical, easy-to-use instructional activities for implementing game-based strategies into your classroom that make connections to your school content and curricula
  • Creative, engaging, motivating, hands-on game-based resources that you can easily incorporate into the daily routines of your elementary classroom
  • Student-centered, developmentally appropriate activities that target a wide variety of cross-curricular content aimed at enhancing your students’ foundations by leveraging their interest in gaming
  • Access to an abundance of the latest, best online resources that can be used to accommodate the diverse needs of students in your classroom

Meet and Share
This seminar provides an excellent opportunity for participants to meet and share ideas with other elementary educators seeking practical ideas for transforming their classrooms through a game-based learning approach.

Consultation Available
Educators Working with Kindergarten through Sixth Grade, Including Classroom Teachers, Instructional Assistants, Technology Specialists, and Administrators.

On-Site Training Guarantee

BER is not a booking agency that just finds a presenter who presents on the topic you requested. Rather, we only recommend highly experienced BER presenters who have consistently received outstanding evaluations from educators attending their trainings.

Consequently, we provide a strong program guarantee.

We guarantee you'll be fully satisfied or you'll owe us nothing after your on-site training event.

Bring this seminar to your school or district!

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