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Join us for our free weekly Faculty Lounge Live happy hours, hosted by Michaele Ferguson.  These casual zoom social hours offer opportunities to talk with other active pedagogy (and active pedagogy curious) instructors. Depending on attendee interest, we organize breakout rooms by Reacting game, how you're teaching, or game design. Newbies can ask questions of experienced Reacting professors. You can also just schmooze (or vent!) with friends.

UPCOMING EVENTS

    • February 04, 2022
    • 10:00 AM
    • February 05, 2022
    • 5:00 PM
    • University of Colorado Boulder

    2022 Reacting to the Past Regional Conference at University of Colorado Boulder
    Invigorate your classes. Activate your teaching. Engage your students.


    The Reacting to the Past Conference, hosted by the University of Colorado’s Center for Teaching and Learning and the Arts & Sciences Support of Education Through Technology’s Innovation Incubator, will be held in person in Boulder February 4-5, 2022. Our goal is to provide a conference that will rejuvenate and encourage faculty in their pursuit of active learning through Reacting to the Past!


    The CU Boulder community is over 97% vaccinated, and masks are required for all visitors to campus. Given the ever-changing  circumstances and  recommendations, please visit CU Boulder’s COVID-19 policy info page before arriving on campus for the most up-to-date information.  Should you want or need to test while at the event, Boulder County provides free testing services near campus.

    PROGRAMMING 

    GAME WORKSHOP
    The Reacting pedagogy is best understood by experiencing as students do, albeit in abbreviated versions. This game workshop provides a condensed gameplay experience, broad context for the simulation and mechanics, and includes post-game guidance on how to use it in your own classroom.

    Participants will be sent a gamebook outlining the topics and debates of a historical moment, as well as a detailed a role sheet for a historical actor in those debates. Participants prepare and engage as that historical actor, making arguments and forging alliances to achieve specific Victory Objectives. You need not be a specialist to play--or to run--a Reacting game, but you should plan on doing some preparatory reading. Games offered:

    Both games are appropriate for newcomers to Reacting, as well as non-specialists in these topics.

    PANELS

    In addition to the game sessions, participants will enjoy panels with both students who have played games and experienced faculty gamerunners. 

    SCHEDULE

    FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 4

    9:30 - 10:00 AM CHECK-IN, LIGHT BREAKFAST AND BEVERAGES
     10:00 - 10:30 AM WELCOMING REMARKS & AN INTRODUCTION TO RTTP

    10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

    GAME SESSION 1 (in tracks)

    Set-up, historical context, faction meetings

    12 :00- 1:00 PM

    LUNCH

    1:00 - 2:30 PM

    GAME WORKSHOP SESSION 2

    Debate and discussion

    2:30 - 2:45 PM BREAK & TRANSITION
    2:45 - 3:45 PM

    STUDENT PANEL

    Q&A with local students: Why Use RTTP?

    3:45 - 4:15 PM CLOSING COMMENTS 


    SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 5

    9:30 - 10:00 AM LIGHT BREAKFAST AND BEVERAGES
    10:00 - 10:30 AM

    LAST-MINUTE QUESTION SESSION

    Ask all the questions you still have in the optional session for newbies.

    10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

    GAME SESSION 3

    Debate continues

    12:00 - 1:00 PM

    LUNCH

    1:00 - 2:30 PM

    GAME SESSION 4

    Final debates

    2:30 - 2:45 BREAK

    2:45 - 3:45 PM

    FACULTY PANEL

    Q & A with Experienced Faculty: Gamemastering 101

    3:30 - 4:30 PM

    GAME SESSION 5

    Debriefing, and post-mortem discussion

    4:30 - 5:00 PM

    CLOSING PLENARY

    Resources & Next Steps


    PRICING

    Become a member to save money on your registration! Individual memberships start at just $25. 

    CONFERENCE REGISTRATION 

     

     

     Register by 12/31/2021  Register after 1/1/2022

    Consortium Member   $125

     $175

     Non-Member     $155  $205







    A limited number of CU Boulder Faculty & Staff members can register at the discounted rate of $25 by using the code shared with you by the event planners. If you need the code, please contact Jacie Moriyama.  If more CU Boulder faculty and staff wish to participate, they should register at the regular Consortium Member rates listed above.


    Begin your registration.




    AREA LODGING

    There are two recommended hotels near campus: the Millenium Harvest House Boulder and Hotel Boulderado. The former is offering a courtesy rate of $102/night (before taxes) for a Superior King suite. The latter has reserved a block of rooms, though you must book before 1/7/2022 to receive the conference rate, using this link (rates vary).

    The Reacting Consortium Board, in its sole and absolute discretion, reserves the right to bar any person from the Reacting Faculty Lounge on Facebook and from participation in any Reacting Consortium event.


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