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Get in the Game! Three Levels of Gamification

June 21 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm


Are you looking for a reliable way to engage students? Do you want to do less work but have a greater impact?

Gamification might hold the secret to advancing the way your students learn and play in your classroom. Come discover how with Google for Education Certified Trainer David Lerch, who will walk you through the “what” and “why” of educational gamification. Attendees will learn simple ways to start gamifying their classroom, advanced concepts for leveling up engagement, and the best tools and resources for getting the job done. Time will be set aside throughout to discuss, participate, play, and engage with the various tools and strategies presented as well as answer questions about this innovative method for making classroom learning even more hands-on.

Illinois educators who attend live can earn 1.0 PD credit.

David Lerch

David Lerch has been teaching for 15 years. He graduated with his bachelor’s degree from Illinois College in 2007 and his master’s degree from SIUE in 2010. He’s taught a variety of grades from 5th grade to 8th grade. He has also taught subjects ranging from ELA, Math, Science, and Social Studies. He’s also coached both basketball and football for 10 years. In 2020 he moved out of the classroom and into a Instructional Coach position that combined technology coaching, professional development, administrative work, SEL coaching and community outreach.

David is a Google for Education certified trainer and coach. He’s presented across Illinois and Missouri at a variety of conferences such as IETC, IDEAcon, and IDEAU. He’s also worked with dozens of school districts and ROEs to support teachers, offer training in a variety of topics and help educators improve their technology and instructional practices. David has served the Illinois State Board of Education in helping develop Remote Learning Standards and acted as part of a Teacher Advisory Group to help update the Illinois State Museum resources and exhibits. David is a Global Google Education Group Leader, Southern Illinois Google Education Group Leader and co-host of the Ed Tech Distilled podcast with Adam Geisen.


June 21
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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IL United States


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Online / Statewide