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Fallout: The New Oregon Trail

Troy "Sully" Brodsky
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An ongoing adventure where you assume the role of an adventurer on the New Oregon Trail - a post apocalyptic quest from Independence to Sacramento. Can you and your friends survive?

Class experience

  • Ready for a list of cool stuff? Here we go... Students will: 1. Learn the fine art of working as a team. 2. Face off against an increasingly rigorous set of in game problems that they'll have to solve (or perish trying). 3. Get a genuine feeling for those who made the exodus on the original Oregon Trail in the 1840's... and the soothing touch of a Rad Roach. 4. Find their place within the group dynamic as both a leader and follower. 5. Experience negotiation, diplomacy, and utterly failed versions of both - and learn when each is necessary. 6. Set goals for a variety of situations and then realistically refine them until they are accomplished. 7. Be encouraged to be empathetic to varying opinions and sort out the merit in each. 8. Have a chance to make a variety of 'life' decisions without any real life risk. 9. Be encouraged to be genuinely creative thinkers. 10. Get some much needed social interaction to just hang out with friends and laugh for a while (and to have some 'control' over life at a time when we all might like a bit more).
I have more than a decade of teaching experience, the majority of which was spent as an instructor in a lock-down rehabilitation facility for at-risk children (translated: gang kids who were struggling with substance abuse).  This allowed me to teach a wide variety of subjects, from second grade reading to college level physics, often in the same day in order to meet the needs of my students. 

My emphasis throughout was teamwork, discipline, leadership, and problem solving - as these form the braided cord that carries all through our lives.  My formal education is centered around a masters degree in elementary education, and another in special education - with a bachelors in philosophy and a minor in glass art... yes, that's right.  Glass.  Art.  My mother was thrilled when I told her about that one.
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Each student should have: 1. One printable pdf document which I will provide. 2. One hand with which to <facepalm> when they do a dumb. 3. One pencil to jot notes and throw when they do another dumb. 4. One notepad upon which to jot aforementioned notes. 5. One chair upon which to tip so that I can scold the student for tipping on their chair.
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
The world that we'll be traveling through will be full of decisions:  The party may come under attack and be forced to defend themselves or decide to help (or not help) another adventurer along the way for example.  One of the cornerstones of an RPG is often combat, there will be battles and death, but the descriptions will adhere to a PG rating.  We can also utilize a method of simply moving on to the next scene if any students are uncomfortable with what is happening - which allows us to keep everything safe, exciting, and entertaining for everyone involved.
Joined August, 2020
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Group Class


1x per week
120 min

Completed by 18 learners
Live video meetings
Ages: 15-18
2-7 learners per class

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