Breakout EDU is a set of locks, boxes, and other items used to conduct immersive and collaborative academic challenges. It allows for facilitation of games where players use teamwork and critical thinking to solve a series of challenging puzzles in order to open the locked boxes. Activities are available for all ages and all content areas.
Breakout EDU games provide opportunities for active and engaging learning by transferring the ownership of learning from the instructor to the student, putting the focus on how learners approach problem solving and apply their knowledge. In addition to the content knowledge needed to succeed in a specific Breakout activity, all Breakout EDU games require critical thinking, collaboration, creativity and communication (the 4 C's). A Breakout EDU game provides all learners with many opportunities to “fail forward”.
Every unsuccessful attempt to open a lock forces the player to try again, thus cultivating grit and perseverance. As the K-5 Math Enrichment Specialist, Jaclyn Tivador will facilitate these boxes being shared across grade levels and subject areas by supporting teachers in implementing classroom use so that all students in the school are able to benefit from this grant.