Learning 2017 “Intensive” Experiences at Learning 2017!

While there are over 190 awesome sessions, discussions and activities at Learning 2017, we wanted to give our participants a few longer and more intensive learning options.  Here are a few of our “Intensives” – which will require you to sign up before you get to Orlando!

These four multipart workshop-style experiences will span multiple days, and require a commitment from 4 to 7 hours, depending upon the area of focus. Intensives will require advance sign-up and have a limited number of participants. Being a part of an Intensive will provide you with an incredible rich, in-depth experience on a given topic, while still being able to leverage the vast diversity of offerings at Learning 2017. Several of the Intensives will require participants to arrive before 5pm on Sunday

1. Escape Room for Learning Intensive

A project challenge: Can we design an “Escape Room for Learning”?

Help envision and prototype our unique “Escape Room”! Participants will meet for several hours over the course of 3 days to design and then help to build and even help to manage the use of the Escape Rooms. 

Tentative Schedule (for planning purposes, detailed schedule will be established on Sunday during initial group meeting):

  • Sunday, 5:00pm – 6:30pm – Initial Group Meeting and Process Overview, Break into Sub-Groups
  • Monday, 11:15am – 1:45pm – Working sessions (Includes break for lunch)
  • Monday, 8:15pm – 9:30pm – Final Planning Session to Build Escape Rooms
  • Tuesday, throughout the day – Escape Rooms are Available for Attendees (not all Group Members will need to participate)

Space is limited! Sign Up Here: http://sgiz.mobi/s3/Learning-2017-Intensives-Escape-Room

2. Gamification & Learning Lab Intensive

Participate in a team experience to develop a new Game for Learning. Work on the design with colleagues in Orlando, a prototype of which will be developed overnight at a remote location!

Space is limited for this Intensive experience, and we welcome participants with a multitude of skills to learn the fundamentals of designing an instructional game. If you possess skills in learning, instructional design, mobile and online development, training, or management, we encourage you to sign up.

Tentative Schedule (for planning purposes, detailed schedule will be established on Sunday during initial group meeting):

  • Sunday, 5:00pm – 6:30pm – Initial Group Meeting to determine Game focus and assign roles
  • Monday, 11:15am – 1:45pm – Working sessions (Includes break for lunch)
  • Monday, 8:15pm – 9:30pm – Complete design. A subgroup will meet with developers from a remote location to review requirements and design
  • Tuesday (times to be determined) – Review prototype

Sign up here http://sgiz.mobi/s3/Learning-2017-Intensives-Game-Challenge

3. Learning Dance Intensive 

This Intensive is now full! 

If you enjoy dancing (any style) and would love to be part of a special “Learning Dance” that will be performed at the Tuesday afternoon General Session, here is a very unique opportunity!  Broadway dancer and choreographer Rumi Oyama and Broadway dancer Tsubasa Ogawa will lead a “Dance Intensive”, teaching a small group (4 to 8) Learning 2017 Participants, to dance a part of this special piece. The music is being composed by Val Vigoda and will be a tribute to the changing world of Learning.

Your qualifications are:  a) You enjoy dancing  b) You would be comfortable dancing in front of 1,800 colleagues c) You love to learn new skills and are ready for this experience.   

The first teaching/practice session will be at 3 PM on Sunday and you will also have practice on Sunday night (after the General Session) and Monday during Lunch and in the evening.

Since we can only select a small group for this intensive, we will let you know quickly if you are in the Learning Dance Troupe!

4. Emergency Readiness Intensive

 We have seen the impact of Hurricanes, Disasters, Cyber Threats and Terror Activities in the past few months – and it is a perfect time to frame up the role of Learning & Development/Talent in Emergency Readiness.

As the hurricanes, earthquakes, North Korean missiles, and cyber hacks tell us in recent weeks, we need to prepare our workers, workplaces, and even customers for readiness! Join a group of colleagues and experts to draft a Learning & Development Readiness Role Plan. To engage in this critical project, begin by attending Session 343, “Cyber Security, Terror & Emergency Readiness LAB”, Monday at 1:45pm. In addition, this group will meet on Monday evening and perhaps at other times, to prepare for a short briefing at our Closing General Session on Wednesday.

Sign up in advance at http://sgiz.mobi/s3/Learning-2017-Intensives-Emergency-Readiness


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