My guest this week is Michael Matera and our topic today is: Gamification in Education
What does gamification look like in the education space?
Does gamification in education have the power unlock both student’s potential, creativity and enthusiasm?
What does it do for the teachers?
Michael and I are will explore with you how teachers can use powerful game machines in their courses and lesson design to build their courses in such a way to inspire lifelong learning and unlock a student’s real potential.
Michael is driven to transform education through theoretical and technological applications that identify and inspire limitless learning thresholds in ourselves and in our students. Join the transformation of education by visiting his website and educational blog Explorelikeapirate.com.
About Michael Matera: Michael Matera has taught for more than a decade using interactive play, passion and purpose-driven learning to transform the classroom in international, public and private schools.
He is a pioneer in the field of education, using gamification and technology to increase authentic student engagement and content acquisition. Along with being a full-time teacher at University School of Milwaukee, Michael is also a nationally-known presenter and international consultant of game-based learning.
Additionally, he is the author of Explore Like a Pirate: Gamification and Game-Inspired Course Design to Engage, Enrich and Elevate Your Learners. He was named one of ASCD Emerging Leaders in 2015 for infusing best practices in the field with accessible gamified teaching methods. He is also an educational blogger, whose mission is to build connections among innovative, global educators.
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About your Host: Featured on the cover of Bloomberg Businessweek, Monica works with individuals and organizations who want to learn how to think differently to achieve uncommon results. A gamification speaker and designer, Monica was rated #1 among the “Gamification Gurus Power 100” by RISE in 2015 and 2016, and in 2016 was also recognized as a Top 3 Finalist in the “Gamification Guru of the Year Award” by the World Gamification Congress held in Barcelona, Spain.
Monica is the Founder and CEO of the Sententia Gamification Consortium and the author of the book Totally Awesome Training Activity Guide: Put Gamification to Work for You. Monica is hired for her skill as a gamification speaker and is considered at the top of her field in gamification design for corporate learning.
She is a graduate of Seton Hill with a BA in psychology, and The University of Houston-Victoria where she earned a Masters Degree in Economic Development and Entrepreneurship, voted by Forbes Small Business as one of the top 5 programs for entrepreneurial education in the country.