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Live, Laugh and Learn Through Educational Games - 20110020
Session: 8620-50-6999-825-000
This two credit online course is designed to provide educators with an overview of benefits in using games as a source of reinforcement in the classroom. The participant will explore successful strategies and instruction used in the daily classroom to accommodate each student.
Participants will be acquainted with the purpose of games, developing, adapting and implementing the appropriate game to fit their curriculum. They will become acquainted with the different types of games including, memory, physical and board games.
Throughout the course participants will analyze, adapt, create and demonstrate the use of appropriate and effective learning tools based on readings, activities and group discussions. They will learn techniques used to improve motivation and learning through classroom experiments and games.

Strategies for implementation of this course include:

Participants will view several websites, lectures and videos, these resources will acquaint one with suggestions for establishing and developing many meaningful games to be used in the classroom setting.

Participants will evaluate and synthesize information on creating a classroom climate that enhances academic learning by using games to promote and instill valuable social and educational skills in the classroom.

The participant will be evaluated through participation in discussion groups, they must reply to at least 2-3 classmates for each lesson. The panels will provide positive feedback between class members by exchanging meaningful ideas and strategies within the group.

Culminating activities will include various educational games they devise and use in class that encourage the use of physical activity, memory games and board games as reinforcement strategies.

This is an online course. An introductory letter will be sent a few days before the start date with information on how you will participate in this event.

Colleen Anzio is the instructor.

Course Session Information
*** This is an online session ***

Days 1
Scheduled Date/Time 
10/10/2013 9:00AM-10:00AM
Session Contact Cindy DeHaven @ 215-348-2940 x1341
      PD Units /60 Hours        
      2  Continuing Prof. Ed. Credits /60 Hours     : $300.00  

2 Continuing Prof. Ed. Credits = 2 PDE approved credits which will be awarded to those who complete the course.
2 PDE credits = 60 hours (30 hours class time + 30 hours outside classroom work). PDE credits will be applied towards Act 48 hours.

This session requires payment upon registration

Payment Instructions Credit Card payment is required.
Special Instructions This is an online event. It starts October 10, 2013 and ends November 5, 2013. There is NO face-to-face meeting. The time listed is not applicable. An introductory email will be sent a few days before the start date with information on how you will participate in this event.

You cannot register for this session. Session is past registration deadline.


For more information about professional development from the Bucks County Intermediate Unit,
Call 1-800-770-4822 x1341 or click this link to send email to: The BCIU Professional Development team

The Bucks County Intermediate Unit No. 22 is an equal opportunity educational institution and will not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics (except where any of these constitutes a bona fide occupational qualification) in its activities, programs, or employment and promotion practices as required by State and Federal laws. It is the responsibility of the applicant or employee to inform the Director of Human Resources that an accommodation is needed. In accordance with state and federal law, reasonable accommodations will be considered upon the employee´s request. If you would like to attend a program at the Bucks County Intermediate Unit No. 22 and require an accommodation to participate, please call the Bucks County Intermediate Unit.

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