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Priming and Orienting Learners Through Frontloading

Priming and Orienting Learners Through Frontloading

Essential Question

How do we ignite and sustain the spark for deep learning?

Jackie is an avid game player—and maybe just a little competitive, too. She and her friends enjoy standing game nights where they try to save the world through Pandemic Legacy, a cooperative episodic game with an overarching story arc in which play changes based on the success or failure of your decisions in previous games. In short, the game is always different, and the decisions made in one game forever change future games. Talk about a lot being at stake!

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When preparing to play this new game, just like any other new learning, it was essential to ...

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