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Game Design & Flipping Your Class: Two New (Free!) HP Catalyst Academy mini-courses








Want to bring Game Design into your K-12 classroom and increase student engagement in STEMx learning? The Learning Games Network will show you how to use their amazing Game Design Toolkit.

Want to learn a about a new tool for “Flipping” your classroom and encouraging deeper thinking and conversations? Learn how to use Classroom Salon, a free web-tool developed by researchers at Carnegie Mellon University.


Check out these two new (free!) mini-courses just added to the HP Catalyst Academy catalog…




Game Design for Learning is a self-paced (8-12 hours) HP Catalyst Academy mini-course that will walk you through how to “Level Up” your students’ Project Based Learning using a wonderful Game Design Tool Kit and methodology created by Learning Games Network. For those who want to go deeper, this mini-course will also introduce you to the Playful Learning knowledge network. Your students will love it – and your parents will want to go back to school to learn this way.




Flipping Your Class: An Analytics-Based Approach will introduce you to analytics-rich tools like Classroom Salon to engage your students in deeper, collaborative conversations online. This mini-course will help you make your curriculum “flip ready”, and introduce you to an amazing tool (and free) tool for social annotation. This HP Catalyst Academy mini-course is also self-paced and available now for enrollment.



Sign up today and learn more about other HP Catalyst Academy mini-courses by visiting www.catalyst-academy.org.











Jim Vanides, B.S.M.E, M.Ed.
Global Education Program Manager
Sustainability & Social Innovation

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Jim Vanides is responsible for the vision, strategy, design, and implementation of education technology innovation initiatives. His focus is...

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