By Sarah Avery, Community Advocate
It’s been a busy summer for the Zulama team filled with workshops, trainings, summer camps, and more! We made new connections, partners, and friends and we can’t wait to see what this new school year has in store!
Teachers from 3 different school districts collaborating on a math game at the South Fayette STEAM Innovation Summer Institute. Picture taken by Norton Gusky
In addition, we’ve been working on ways to become more accessible to our teachers. Here’s just a few ways we’re reaching out:
Connect With Us on Twitter:
@ZulamaLearn: If you haven’t already, you should definitely follow us on twitter! We’re always looking to connect with great teachers!
#ZMediaMonday: Every monday we’ll share pieces of outstanding media we receive. If you want your student work featured, tweet it to us on Mondays!
#ZMoments: Tweet in your favorite Zulama Classroom moments from the week!
#ZFamFriday: Each Friday we nominate an outstanding member of the Zulama Community. Tweet in your nominations for star teachers, students, and administration in the Zulama Community!
#RMLHangout: Every month Zulama collaborates with Dr. Todd Keruskin from Elizabeth Forward and Dustin Stiver from the Sprout Fund to host Google Hangouts for Remake Learning! During the hangout we live tweet the discussion and would love for you and your class to join us!
Check out Our Google Hangouts:
Each month Nikki Navta hosts a google hangout with Dustin Stiver and Dr. Todd Keruskin for the affinity group Remake Learning. These Hangouts take place on the 3rd or 4th Tuesday of each month at 2:00 PM EST. Feel free to view these hangouts with your students!
Our next hangout will take place on September 22nd when we’ll be joined by
- Lee Sheldon, game designer and author of The Multiplayer Classroom: Designing Coursework as a Game and Character Development and Storytelling for Games;
- Greg Toppo, USA Today’s national K-12 education writer and author of The Game Believes in You: How Digital Play Can Make Our Kids Smarter; and
- Seann Dikkers, assistant professor in the Educational Technology division of the Patton College of Education at Ohio University and founder and director of Gaming Matter.
It is sure to be an educational and exciting discussion!
Our most recent hangout featured Todd Nesloney (@TechNinjaTodd) and Nick Provenzano (@TheNerdyTeacher), two fantastic educators who joined us to discuss 21st Century Skills and Project Based Learning!
Have questions? Tweet them during the hangout to @ZulamaLearn or #RMLHangout! We’ll be live tweeting the hangout and we love to see students connecting to industry professionals!
We’re always looking for topics of interest to students! So, if there are any topics they really want to learn about send their ideas and questions to us via Twitter, Facebook, or email me at email@example.com and I’ll add them to our schedule!
You may have noticed we’ve been including game reviews in our newsletters. We love sharing our favorite games!
If your students are interested in reviewing games for our newsletter, just download our Game Review document, review your game, and send it back to me at firstname.lastname@example.org!
Each newsletter we’ll review the game review submissions and select one to feature!
The First Step:
From all of us in the Zulama team, have a fantastic school year! We’re always available to provide support, build connections, and help in any way we can! So, connect to us on our social media,