NCTCA 2021 has ended
NCTCA 2021 Presidents’ Welcome Address - National Anthem, Indigenous Land Acknowledgement, Honorary President and Opening Remarks.

ATA President’s Address - Jason Schilling

NCTCA 2021 Video Library - Closed 
Each Pre-recorded session can be found within our schedule or can be watched on demand in our Video Library and will be available for the entire month of February. LIVE sessions that are being recorded will be in the library Monday, February 8.

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Friday, February 5 • 12:30pm - 2:00pm
Escape Boredom: Engaging students through the use of escape rooms

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Escape rooms have become a popular source of entertainment as well as a vehicle for team building and collaboration; additionally they have begun to catch the eyes of educators as a potential tool for collaborative learning activities in classrooms. Escape room players solve puzzles and decipher codes in order to solve their way out of the room. In this session, teachers will walk through example escape room puzzles, using locks, codes keys and riddles that can be adapted for their own classroom activity. This session will also cover how gamification can increase engagement and inclusion as well as how to source items to set up your escape room, sample puzzles and potential curriculum connections. No escape room experience required.

avatar for Helen Yip

Helen Yip

Outreach Coordinator, WISEST
Helen Yip is the Outreach Coordinator at WISEST, Women in Scholarship, Engineering, Science and Technology, based at the University of Alberta. Helen has both a BSc and MSc in biology. She has worked at several informal educational settings including the City of Edmonton, Marine Life... Read More →

Mara Metz

Program Coordinator, WISEST
Bridget Fraser is the Program Coordinator at WISEST, Women in Scholarship, Engineering, Science and Technology, based at the University of Alberta. Bridget has undergraduate degrees in biochemistry and education and is currently pursuing a MEd in secondary curriculum studies. With... Read More →

Friday February 5, 2021 12:30pm - 2:00pm MST
Virtual Room 37 (General)
  Teaching Practices/ Pédagogie  Science-sciences
  • Language of Presentation English
  • Grade Focus 7-12
  • Chairperson Cheryl Dawes - Parkland #10
  • Room Details Virtual Room Maximum Capacity - 300
  • Grade Focus 7-12
  • Tags English