Teach, Learn, Play

Gaming in the Library

Teach, Learn, Play

Table-top games for Libraries

About this course

 An online webinar, run in two sessions over 2 weeks, to identify games that help library users practice and develop 21st Century Skills. In this course you will learn to implement a game facilitation strategy and create a tabletop game collection.

Session 1 5th December

Section 1: Games in Libraries

Develop an understanding of how you use games in your Library. We'll share current experiences and form a foundation from which the course will progress from.

Section 2: 21st Century Skills and Game Alignment

We'll discuss examples of games that support pedagogy and student learning development, such as:  

  1. Creativity
  2. Communication
  3. Critical Thinking
  4. Collaboration

We'll explore some of the games identified in further detail and understand the benefit of these games for the player. 

Session 2 12th December

Section 3: Game Facilitation: 

How to ignite the desire to engage in games within your Library. We'll discuss some best practices for helping patrons start playing games

  1. Tips for game set-up
  2. Tips for game instructions

Section 4: Game collection 

Start your collection now. You will develop your own strategy for 

  • Purchasing games,
  • Adding games to the collection/Processing games, and
  • Managing the check-out and return process

This course is designed for

This course is open to all Librarians and is specifically designed for those working in Public Libraries and School Libraries who work with teenagers and children.

What others have said about this course

"Lauren did an excellent job of sharing cutting edge research on gamification in education, techniques for making the most of games in teaching, and practical tips for modifying games to enhance learning. She also moderated our group discussions well, providing time for brainstorming together and verbalising insights so that everyone could share them. Participants were engaged and active during the workshop, and in the days following Lauren’s presentation, I’ve received a great deal of positive feedback from workshop attendees." 

Melendra Sutliff Sanders, Youth Consultant, North Central Kansas Libraries System

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