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Get ready for Classcraft: Season 1 at ISTE 2019

Classcraft TeamJune 20, 2019

The only thing hotter in Philadelphia than the cheesesteaks?

What Classcraft is cooking up at ISTE 2019.

We know that educators have a lot going on at ISTE, so we compiled everything that Classcraft has in store for the biggest K-12 edtech event of the year.

Stop by Booth #2030 — or any of the other events listed below — to get yourself up to speed on everything that’s new, and let us know what’s on your mind at ISTE this year!

OnEducation Presents: Classcraft’s Shawn & Devin Young at #ISTE19

What’s new for Classcraft @ ISTE 2019

The premiere of Classcraft: Season 1

At ISTE, a new learning adventure begins with the launch of Classcraft’s “Story Mode.” A PG-rated Fortnite for K-12 education, Story Mode makes it easy for educators to harness the power and cultural relevance of stories to motivate students and provide experiential SEL.

Classcraft: Season 1 will premiere prior to back-to-school with new episodes arriving monthly. Stop by our booth to get an advanced look at the trailer!

The Classcraft AR Experience

Have you ever wanted to see yourself as a character in a story? By completing a two-minute personality quiz, teachers can create their custom game avatar and see it come to life on an augmented reality poster that students can use throughout the school year.

Win a Nintendo Switch!

Educators who participate in the Classcraft AR Experience will receive a chance to win a Nintendo Switch gaming console.

The much-anticipated relaunch of our Ambassador Program!

We can’t wait to unveil our redesigned Ambassador Program at ISTE. Ask to speak with a member of our Learning team at our booth for more info!

… and finally, a whole new look for Classcraft

That’s right. We’re debuting a new logo and brand at ISTE 2019 that reflects who we are today. Stop by our booth to check it out and let us know what you think!

Come see us at Booth #2030 (right around the corner from Google!)

Every day during the conference, we’ll be providing PD sessions and talking about a range of key topics.

9:30 a.m. Micro-workshop: Classcraft Overview
10 a.m. Teacher’s Classcraft Story: Laura Smith
11 a.m. Teacher’s Classcraft Story: Kellie Weisenbeck
11:30 p.m. New Ambassador Program
12:30 p.m. Micro-workshop: Classcraft Quests

9:30 a.m. Micro-workshop: Classcraft Overview
10:30 a.m. Micro-workshop: Gamification made easy with Classcraft
11:30 a.m. Micro-workshop: Ambassador Program
12:30 p.m. Micro-workshop: Classcraft Quests

Keep checking back here for more info!

Classcraft sessions @ ISTE

Personalizing and Gamifying PD
Saturday, 4 p.m.
Premium registration required.
Shawn Young, Classcraft CEO, and Eric Davis, Head of Learning and District Innovation, will present personalized, gamified, and collaborative professional development models for administrator and teacher use.
Location: 120BC

Engagement-Driven Social-Emotional Learning
Sunday, 2:30 p.m.
Devin Young, Chief Innovation Officer, and Eric Davis, Head of Learning and District Innovation, will discuss how educators can use Classcraft to develop and assess social emotional competencies to address issues like violence, bullying, mental illness, and inclusion.
Location: 124

OnEducation: Shawn and Devin Young
Monday, 9:30 a.m.
Shawn and Devin chat with OnEducation about Classcraft’s new Story Mode and explain how this adventure will make learning seriously fun! Listen online

OnEducation: Classcraft’s Ambassador Program
Tuesday, 12 p.m. We’re changing our Ambassador Program and we think you’re gonna like it! OnEducation will interview Classcraft’s energetic Learning Specialist, Kinshasa Marshall, for all the details. Listen online

Classcraft Ambassador sessions @ ISTE

Dr. Michele Haiken, Rye Middle School/Manhattanville College
Giving Voice and Power to Readers: Tools and Strategies to Maximize Learning Potential
Saturday, 4 – 5:30 p.m.
Premium registration required.
Learn different digital tools and strategies to support student readers, amplify their voice, and promote critical thinking to meet CCLS and ISTE Standards.
Location: 117

Dr. Michele Haiken, Rye Middle School/Manhattanville College
Literacy Playground: Innovative Literacy and STEM Learning
Saturday, 4 – 5:30 p.m.
This playground features emerging technology-based resources and practices with a high potential to improve and transform learning and teaching. Leave with ideas, insights, and resources that will impact your classroom and practice.
Location: 117

Sean Arnold, NYC Dept. of Education
Design Thinking and UDL: Connecting the Dots
Monday, 8:30 – 9:30 a.m.
This panel will explore the intersections of Universal Design for Learning (UDL) and design thinking.
Location: 120A

Sean Arnold, NYC Dept. of Education
Digital Without Borders
Monday, 1 – 2:30 p.m.
Explore how digital accessibility tools can level the playing field to make learning engaging and meaningful for all students.
Location: Franklin 3-4, Marriott

Sean Arnold, NYC Dept. of Education
Inclusive by Design Playground: Exploring Connections Between UDL and Design Thinking
Tuesday, 9:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Come for hands-on professional learning experiences in using technology to reduce barriers and increase engagement for all learners, with a focus on the intersection of design thinking and Universal Design for Learning.
Location: Playground B, Level 2, Grand Hall

Stella Pollard, Franklin County Schools
DIY: Digital BreakoutEDU
Tuesday, 10:15 – 11:15 a.m.
Sold out!
What if you could DIY your very own BreakoutEDU that would require no boxes to set up or no manual locks to set? You won’t want to miss this out-of-the-box experience.
Location: 115A

Sean Arnold, NYC Dept. of Education
Effective Edtech Partnerships
Wednesday, 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Are certifications from edtech companies worthwhile? This panel explores effective ways schools and companies have partnered for effective PD that creates a vibrant PLN.
Location: 122B

Sean Arnold, NYC Dept. of Education
TED Masterclass Showcase Wednesday
Wednesday, 1:30 – 2:30 p.m.
Take in an inspiring, high-energy talk from multi-award-winning special education teacher and STEM coach Sean Arnold.
Location: Terrace Ballroom I, Level 4

Catch Classcraft at these ISTE events

Québec EdTeq Breakfast
Tuesday, 7:30 – 9:30 a.m.
Registration required.
Bring your appetite and network with companies that are leading the edtech space in Quebec.
Location: Sculpture Study Room, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts

Explore and create : Playground
Sunday, 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Join regional educators in this learning space, also your Goosechase HQ, featuring poster sessions, hands-on demonstration tables, 20-minute talks, and a comfy space. A Classcraft demonstration will take place at 2:40 p.m.
Location: PAECT & NYSCATE Playground, Street Level, Broad Street Atrium

ISTE19 Hackathon
Saturday, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Preregistration required.
Help learners across the globe by solving issues around students in poverty. Come up with an idea, pitch it, then develop it with design thinking. Finally, show off your solution in front of a panel of edtech judges!
Location: Independence Ballroom, Marriott