Get your head in the game!

Innovative Ideas and Practices from around ICCSD

Teachers are doing some pretty amazing things in our district. Each month, we will highlight a few projects teachers are working on. Have a project you'd like us to feature? Let us know here!


Many educators are exploring the benefits of "gamifying" their classrooms - adding elements of game playing to the curriculum. Whether students earn XP or badges, compete as teams, or try to level up, gamification can increase student engagement and motivation.

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Gamified Classrooms Across Grade Levels

Tools to Try

Looking for tech training?

AEA PD Online offers tons of courses for recertification and graduate credit on integrating technology into your classroom.


Grant Wood AEA offers courses in Technology Integration as well, including courses specific to Google Apps.


Also available are self-paced options created by members of the IDS Innovation.

8 Things to Look for in Today's Classrooms

Several educators from ICCSD were fortunate enough to attend this year's ITEC Conference and hear keynote speaker George Couros. George is a dynamic speaker and author of The Innovator's Mindset. Below are 8 key things he believes are essential to a modern classroom. Which of these are already present in your teaching? Which of these might you want to integrate further?
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Instructional Design Strategists of Innovation

Interested in learning more about something you saw here? Want to find new ways to engage students? Contact your IDS Innovation team!