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Gamifying PBIS: Changing Behavior by Fostering Lasting Engagement

Wednesday, December 4, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EST

Gamifying PBIS

Presented by Shawn Young, CEO, Classcraft
Hosted by James Shetler, Head of Mid-Market Sales, Classcraft

Sponsored by Classcraft

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A successful PBIS (Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports) implementation requires two main elements: engaged students who “buy in,” and actionable data that educators can use to support Tier 2 and Tier 3 interventions. For district and school administrators, harnessing the power of games within their PBIS framework promises both.

In this edWebinar, learn how educators can create sustainable behavior change by incorporating gaming principles into their approach to PBIS. Walk through the ability of student-driven implementations to provide high-fidelity data that educators can use to personalize Tier 2 and Tier 3 interventions and measure the overall effectiveness of their PBIS implementation.

After this recorded edWebinar, you’ll understand the essential role of intrinsic motivation in driving behavior change, the varying degrees to which intrinsic motivation is represented in “gamified” PBIS frameworks, and the power of a team-based approach within the context of PBIS. This recorded edWebinar will be of interest to middle school and junior high school and district leaders.


Shawn YoungAbout the Presenter

Shawn Young is a co-founder and CEO of Classcraft, the Engagement Management System for schools. Since its launch, Classcraft has gained incredible traction with educators worldwide, providing tools to gamify their classrooms. Shawn taught 11th-grade physics for nine years, holds a bachelor’s degree in physics and a master’s in education from Université de Sherbrooke and is also a seasoned web developer. Shawn sits on the Scientific Advisory Board for UNESCO’s MGIEP, sits on the corporate advisory board for Future Ready Schools New Jersey, sits on the corporate advisory board for SETDA, is the vice-president of the Edteq Association and is an Ambassador for the Education Faculty of the University of Sherbrooke. Shawn is interested in how we can create community in the classroom and how playful principles can help teach the whole child.

James ShetlerAbout the Host

James has 10 years of experience helping organizations reach their goals by leveraging technology. After seeing the impact that can be made in the classroom, James eagerly joined Classcraft as its first partnership manager. Through his time at Classcraft, he has supported districts and schools to make meaningful changes to engage students and facilitated presentations at ISTE, TCEA, among others.


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ClasscraftBy promoting happier, more engaged classrooms and stronger relationships between teachers and students, Classcraft makes teaching more fulfilling. For administrators, Classcraft’s ability to measure and promote student engagement in real-time helps them advance initiatives like PBIS, SEL, and personalized learning.



Wednesday, December 4, 2019
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EST
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