Can you break out? June 28 workshop offered for area educators

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HANCEVILLE – Area educators who want to break out of the rut and get some new ideas for their classrooms will want to take part in an exciting professional development workshop offered this month by the Wallace State Community College Alumni Association. The 2017 Educator Alumni Connection will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., in the James C. Bailey building on the Hanceville campus.

The workshop is a good six-and-a-half hours of professional development activities. The fee is $15 to WSCC Alumni members and $20 for all others, and includes lunch.

“Can You Break Out?” Is the title of the workshop, which will introduce educators to educational versions of the popular trend of escape rooms. The lessons will be easily adaptable for educators teaching kindergarten through college levels.

Aimee Bates, technology specialist for Cullman City Schools, and Susan Boyd, library media specialist, will show educators how to create subject/content-related tasks and clues to solve riddles or complete tasks to unlock physical or digital locks and “break out” of the class. Bates will also demonstrate a digital breakout and show participants how to access free resources to use this technique in their classes.

To register for the workshop, visit For more information, contact LaDonna Allen at 256-352-8071 or