Full-Day BreakoutEDU Professional Development


Breakout EDU takes curriculum and shakes it up. Students will be engaged, excited, and eager to learn in a Breakout EDU learning experience. During this workshop, educators will learn about Breakout EDU, explore learning experiences, and even participate in a Breakout EDU. Come and learn how to shift learning into the 21st century.



Doreen Pietrantoni doreen_pietrantoni@boces.monroe.edu

Parker Ormerod parker_ormerod@boces.monroe.edu

Liesl Toates liesl_toates@boces.monroe.edu


Make your name tag

Name, District, Grade Level



9:00                           Registration and welcome (link to Presentation)

9:15-9:45               Faculty Meeting Breakout

9:45-10:15             Reflection/What is Breakout EDU?

10:15-11:00          Game Component & Lock puzzle

11:00 – 12:00        Explore the game directory. Learn from others.

Talk about Free and Platform access

Puzzle Examples

12:00-1:00              Lunch

1:00-1:30                 Breakout (Elementary-The BFG and Secondary Tell Tale Heart)

1:30 – 1:45              Crafting a Breakout EDU skeleton.

1:45 – 2:55              Begin designing

2:55 – 3:00               Evaluation


Game “Faculty Meeting” (30 minutes)

Delve into Breakout EDU!

You will break into 2 teams to complete the “Faculty Meeting” Breakout EDU

Link to Faculty Meeting BOE Instructions – https://games.breakoutedu.com/faculty-meeting

Link to resources to create items for breakout! Need a plane ticket? You can make it.

What is Breakout EDU?

Breakout EDU is the immersive learning games platform. The Breakout EDU kit allows for the facilitation of games where players use teamwork and critical thinking to solve a series of challenging puzzles in order to open the locked box. Games are available for all ages and content areas.


Curricular relevance

The Power of Breakout EDU

Deconstructing of Platform Components

A look at all of the components which make up the game.

Reflection Questions

Tips & Tricks

Padlet of Tips & Tricks – https://padlet.com/venturino/breakouttips

Leslie Davison’s Blog – http://www.lesliedavison.com/lesliedavison/blog/2016/9/15/breakout-edu

Creating a Breakout EDU

There are numerous templates or you can plan your own.

PDF – Planning Template – BreakoutEDUGameTemplate

Link – Planning Template – https://docs.google.com/document/d/1ooZf_mxycEWdIZ2YQmM5RPCfpaK1PGEYjC3Sf8-4o40/edit?usp=sharing

Another Planning Template Example – https://docs.google.com/document/d/1HwZSmu5_gdZ4vPnNQwW-7pdQRjGbmNJYUYSqMIG8gGs/mobilebasic

Begin Planning

Look at the current Breakout EDU Games – https://games.breakoutedu.com/


Determine if one will suit your needs

Use the Planning Template to create new or adapt pre-created game


Breakout EDU Website

Link to Slide Presentation

Breakout EDU Blog – groups to join to share resources for Breakout EDU per curricular area.


Facebook Resources:

General Breakout EDU: https://www.facebook.com/groups/breakoutedu/

ELE: https://www.facebook.com/groups/breakouteduelem/

Library: https://www.facebook.com/groups/breakoutedulibrary/

Math: https://www.facebook.com/groups/breakoutedumath/

History: https://www.facebook.com/groups/breakouteduhistory/

ELA: https://www.facebook.com/groups/breakouteduenglish/

Spanish: https://www.facebook.com/groups/breakouteduspanish/

Art & Music:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/breakouteduartmusic/

PE: https://www.facebook.com/groups/247609799049954/

Gifted & Talented: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1977223899172078/

Workshop Evaluation

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