Collaboration, Creativity, & Growth-Mindset: Reasons to Try BreakoutEDU
Escape rooms and breakout boxes - you may have started to hear more about these things in the last year. They've popped up all across the area and now, the AEA offers schools BreakoutEDU boxes for check-out. If you've never done one before, these activities challenge students (players) to work together, push through challenges, and problem-solve with each other.
Getting Started & Planning:
If you're thinking about trying one, here are some resources to get you going:
Examples & Ideas:
Breaking out of PD:
We gave it a try and asked our high school staff to use their knowledge of their PD initiatives this year to complete the breakout. 3 of the 4 teams broke out in the allotted time, and although we may have helped a little, it was a great experience for everyone (both as facilitators and as players). The teachers brainstormed some ways they could use these in their own rooms. Thanks for giving it a try with us!