Wednesday, March 2, 2016
Engaging With Breakout EDU#SOL16 Day 2
Two Writing Teachers! My district is new this year to Breakout EDU. If you're not sure what it is, let me explain. It's the same general idea of a breakout room where adults are locked into a room. There are clues posted around the room, and the objective is to break out. Breakout EDU has brought a version of that into classrooms and it is amazing! "When are we doing this again?" "This was awesome!" "This used all of our special gifts and we worked as a team!" These were just a sampling of comments that I heard from students. So the premise of Breakout EDU is that there is a box, and that box has a certain number of locks. Apparently it is frowned upon to lock middle schoolers in a room! There are clues strategically placed around the room. The company has some premade games and we usually start out with one as we want the teachers to see what the format is. The kids have to use the clues to open the locks. We had used a directional lock, 2 number locks, and a letter lock. The students had to work together to figure out the clues. It was so exciting to hear their enthusiasm and awe and wonder as they worked their way through the clues to solve the puzzle! Such a rewarding day!