Presenter: Lisa Van Gemert, Gifted Guru
Core Area: Creativity and Instructional Strategies
Grade Level: Elementary & Secondary
Hours: 1

Here is your mission, should you choose to accept it: use game design and theory to maximize student engagement. All of us desire to engage in something bigger than we are—an epic mission taking us on a journey to a new place. Our students are no exception. In this course, Lisa Van Gemert, M.Ed.T., teaches you how to use gamification to solve a problem and engage your audience in new ways.

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Game designers understand how to engage an audience and keep them coming back for more. Lisa Van Gemert, M.Ed.T., brings together her love of games and her knowledge of classroom instruction to enrich your students’ learning experience. During this fast-paced course, you will apply game design and theory to lesson design.

In this course, participants will learn:

  • How games contribute to active learning
  • Strategies for implementing gamefication
  • Tools for incorporating game principles

Presenter Bio

Lisa Van Gemert shares best practices in education with audiences around the world using a combination of neuropsychology, pedagogy, experience, humor, technology and sheer fun. She is an expert consult to television shows including Lifetime’s “Child Genius,” and a writer of award-winning lesson plans, as well as numerous published articles on social psychology and pedagogy and the book, Perfectionism: A Practical Guide to Managing Never Good Enough. A former teacher, school administrator, and Youth & Education Ambassador for Mensa, she shares resources for educators and parents on her website giftedguru.com and is co-founder with Ian Byrd of the Gifted Guild, a professional community for educators of the gifted. Lisa and her husband Steve are the parents of three sons and live in Arlington, Texas. 

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    Lisa has such great ideas and understands the practicality of classrooms, resources and constant change.

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