Brave Learner Home: September 2021

Video Games and Education

Ah the big bugaboo: Video Games!

Should we regulate them? Allow them? Play them with our kids?

Do they have any educational bang for their buck at all?

How can I know if the research I read about them is reliable?

In other words: Help!

We get these questions every single day—video games rank as the most frequently asked question in education circles. To that end, we’re going to help you gain confidence and skill in handling this delicate topic with your kids!

Video Games and Education

Teachers and parents often look for innovative ways to keep students and kids motivated and engaged.

Amazingly, video gaming is automatically good at both.

Gamers know firsthand how elements of video games can keep them riveted and motivated for hours. 

  • But are all games created equal?
  • What makes a “good” game for learning?
  • Are there any negative effects?
  • How do we take the motivating elements of gaming and add them to education environments?

Join Ash Brandin, a public school teacher who uses video games as a learning tool, as we investigate some simple yet effective ways to take tips from video gameplay and turn it into best teaching practices, without gimmicks.

Join us for our Master Class webinar in Brave Learner Home:

  • Video Games and Education with Ash Brandin
  • Thursday, September 9th at 7:00 pm (Eastern)

Ash Brandin, EdS, is a middle school teacher in Boulder Valley School District in Boulder, Colorado. Since 2016, Ash has spoken across the country about how academic spaces can mimic game structures to make learning compelling, motivating, and engaging. They believe games, specifically entertainment-based games, can help us create better teaching, more engaged learning, increased empathy, more inclusive classrooms, and motivated lifelong learners.

A lifelong Coloradan, Ash got their start in education as an orchestra director in grades 5-12. After several years in the orchestra classroom, Ash wanted a way for their students to feel more comfortable to make mistakes and increase their musical skills.

After brunch and brainstorming, Ash successfully implemented gaming principles into orchestra, social studies, and math classrooms, both in-person and virtually.

Their expertise has been a vital source of encouragement to thousands of families, including our Brave Writer community! Ash will take all your questions too, if you attend the webinar live. Hope you come!

How to Join

If you’d like to attend this live webinar on September 9, you’ll need to be a member of Brave Learner Home, our community of nearly 10,000 families where we help you find peace and make progress in educating your kids (whether homeschooled or in traditional school).

There are two ways to join for free and forever!

Or select the third option if you prefer to purchase your membership.

Three ways to join the Brave Learner Home

  1. You can sign up for an online class (over $198.00 in tuition in one registration) and be added to the Brave Learner Home for a free lifetime membership!
  2. You can purchase $198.00 worth of materials from our store (in one shopping cart) and be added to the Brave Learner Home for a free lifetime membership.
  3. Purchase either a six-month membership for $99.00 or a Lifetime Membership for $198.00.

Can’t wait to see you inside!

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