Escaping the Classroom (in a few ways)

Discover escape room design at #exabytes18

One of the best things about #exabytes18 is the sheer range of content being covered in over 20 expert sessions across the day. Alongside looks at cybersecurity, robotics and effective classroom tools, we’re hosting a number of sessions designed to explore some rather unusual, exciting topics to give teachers new perspectives on how to approach Computing.

Taking place just before the plenary session at #exabytes18, Escape the Classroom is all about exploring new ideas and possibilities. Hosted by self-taught programmer and educator Claire Wicher, the session takes a look at how teachers can add elements from escape rooms to Computing classes, and how this helps to improve student engagement and interest.

If you haven’t heard of them, escape rooms are essentially live-action puzzle games - players are placed inside a room, and have to solve various puzzles and collect clues in order to find a way out. With dozens of escape rooms across practically any city, they’re an increasingly popular activity, particularly for young learners.

There’s a lot of ways in which escape room puzzles can be adapted for Computing classes, giving students fun puzzles that test their understanding of various Computer Science topics while significantly helping out with subject engagement. In this great session, Claire will be exploring some tried and tested projects and approaches for introducing escape room methods to the classroom - read on to find out more about #exabytes18!

Book your ticket for #exabytes18 today

Coming up on June 29th, #exabytes18 is an all-day event designed to give Computing teachers the chance to discover some fantastic new approaches, develop their subject understanding and confidence, and meet other teaching professionals from across the country.

We’re committed to making #exabytes18 a genuinely special event for teachers, with sessions designed to deliver genuinely useful advice and takeaways. With no sales pitches allowed at #exabytes, you can be sure that every session is based around real teaching experience. As a non-profit event, #exabytes18 tickets cost just £49 + VAT, which is used to partially subsidise the cost of running the show - if you’re an Exa Education customer, we’re cutting the price even further, down to just £10 + VAT.

Below, you can take a look through the full #exabytes18 timetable - head over to our interactive timetable for a more in-depth look at the sessions, or click through to book your #exabytes18 tickets!

Take a look through the timetable for #exabytes18 - click on this to take a look at the full programme