Escape Room Mania, All Sets | 11 Academically-Based Escape Rooms (FLEX)
In this 11-week flex class, we'll do these escape rooms: Student Success, Edgar Allan Poe, Salem Witch Trials, Parts of Speech, Commas, Poetry, Plagiarism, Commonly Confused Words, Fall of the House of Usher, Black History & Brain Teasers.
year old learners
learners per class
Over 11 weeks
No live meetings
US Grade 6 - 9
****This is a flexible-schedule class. There are no live meetings.**** Each week of this flexible schedule class, students will be tasked with solving clues in life skills, literature, history, and grammar in order to escape! Following a quick intro video from Mrs. Becky, the escape rooms will be available at any time, hosted through Google Forms, and students will work their way through the clues provided within each escape room. Some escape rooms have reference guides and/or printouts to...
This class is taught in English.
Students will improve their understanding of the famous author and poet Edgar Allan Poe, the Salem Witch Trials (setting for The Crucible by Arthur Miller), comma usage, parts of speech, poetry, what it takes to be a successful student, how to avoid plagiarism, and commonly confused words. Students will also work on their problem-solving skills!
>>>ABOUT BECKY ZERR<<< Teaching--especially in English, writing, and language arts--is a true passion of mine. I graduated Cum Laude from Kansas State University in 2010 with a Secondary Education degree in English and Journalism, and then went on to teach in the public schools before setting off on my own as an online teacher and tutor. My philosophy of education is to make it as fun, personalized, and as interactive as possible for the kids. I always try to even out my direct instruction/lecture time with plenty of opportunities for students to practice these new skills, take polls, play review games, and collaborate with peers. I am happily married to my husband Brad, and we have two beautiful daughters, Sophia and Elise. We currently reside in Kansas in a small town, and we love the small town life. Oh, and Zerr is pronounced "Zarr," so it rhymes with "car." >>>ABOUT MONICA WINKLER<<< Hi there! I'm Monica and I teach reading, vocabulary, and writing classes. I recently finished graduate school in linguistics. I grew up speaking English, Spanish, and Swiss German at home, so I've been surrounded by several languages from a young age. Whether I am studying the history of a word, or what language can tell us about its speakers, I am endlessly curious about language. I have experience teaching linguistics courses at the university level, as well as teaching writing, reading, and English as a second language online. I'm so excited to share my passion for language and to learn with and from my students! My teaching philosophy is that every student comes into the classroom with knowledge. It's my job, as a teacher, to leverage what they already know to help them achieve their goals. Outside of the classroom, you can find me at the beach, or out in nature. I love to spend my free time reading, writing, and with my friends and family. Oh, and playing with my cat, Biscuit! I'm looking forward to seeing you in class! >>>ABOUT BRITTNEY SHAW<<< Hi! My name is Brittney. I received my Associates Degree in Elementary Education and my Bachelors Degree in English. I love working with kids and have experience with all ages. I am a wife and mother of four, ages 9, 6, 4, and 1, and the oldest of eight. I have been both a nanny and babysitter as well. Through my past employment and own kids, have gained experience with children with speech delays, autism, and ADHD. I have also worked as a classroom volunteer and ESL instructor. I love reading and writing and am a total bookworm. I also love dogs and cooking. My kitchen and my reading chair are my happy places! My teaching philosophy is that every child is different and my job is to make sure to embrace those differences to make the education experience the best for all the children. I also want to make sure I do my best to foster a love of reading in my students because, "if you can read, you can do anything!" Qualifications: -Associates in Elementary Education -Bachelors in English -Former ESL instructor -Experience with all ages >>>ABOUT REBECCA WARTHEN<<< Hi! My name is Rebecca and I'm from South Carolina in the USA. I've been teaching for over 9 years, both in the classroom and online. I graduated from the College of Charleston with a Bachelor's degree in Sociology and a minor in Psychology. This background helps me to relate to students from all walks of life. I earned my ESL teaching certification from Oxford Seminars in 2013. I have taught English in New York City, Nicaragua, and Thailand as a US Peace Corps teacher. I've also taught students online from countries like China, Japan, and all over Central and South America. I speak conversational Thai and Spanish. In addition to teaching English, I also teach dance! I enjoy cooking, being active outdoors, and making crafts. I look forward to meeting you soon! Qualifications: - BS College of Charleston - 100 Hour TEFL/ TESL/ TESOL Certification - Oxford Seminars - 9 years of experience
Each week, student will need to complete the escape room challenge, upload their "escaped" screen, and record/share a video detailing their thoughts on the escape room, what they found most challenging, something they learned, and tips/hints for classmates still working through the challenge.
Any needed handouts will be available in the Outschool Classroom posts for each week. These materials are also available digitally within the escape rooms.
Students' progress will be measured by whether or not they are able to complete the escape room. I will embed hints and help into the Google Forms escape room, and be available through messages to offer additional assistance and guidance throughout the process.
No live meetings, and an estimated 1 - 2 hours per week outside of class.
Edgar Allan Poe wrote on some morbid topics, and the Salem Witch Trials were famously cruel. We treat these topics with care, and approach them from an academic standpoint. ****This is a flexible-schedule class. There are no live meetings.****
These escape rooms were created in conjunction with Selena Smith. The escape room will link to outside websites based in historical and educational value.
𝐀𝐛𝐨𝐮𝐭 𝐁𝐞𝐜𝐤𝐲 𝐙𝐞𝐫𝐫 Teaching--especially in English, writing, and language arts--is a true passion of mine. I graduated Cum Laude from Kansas State University in 2010 with a Secondary Education degree in English and Journalism, and then went on to...