The Academy: Quest-Based Learning Bootcamp
Included in all Educator & Legendary Accounts
Welcome to our basic "bootcamp," where you are introduced to Rezzly and learn the basics of how to personalize learning using quests, badges and more! Here's where you start your journey to "unlock" your teacher permissions and dashboard inside Rezzly, and learn to create quests. Once several basic quests are complete and you've earned your Rezzly Teacher badge, you can invite up to 175 students into your own groups of quests.
Want more? Teacher Camps for Legendary Users
Our guild officers facilitate recorded online teacher camps, and are expert teacher leaders from around the globe!
- Work on quests at your own pace
- Recorded for later viewing
- Earn and publish your badges showing evidence of learning
- Optional professional development credit
- Includes a teacher account and 175 students accounts
Legendary account holders also have full access to clone our library of over 15 teacher workshops to re-use for professional development with other teachers in your school.
Epic Academy: Personalized PD for Your School
Imagine a personalized professional development program in your school or district that helps teachers engage with the latest topics based on their own needs and interests. Join Lucas Gillispie, Director of Academic and Digital Learning for Surry County Schools in North Carolina, and creator of Epic Academy, a quest-based professional development program in North Carolina where teachers throughout the state are questing and connecting around such topics as how to use YouTube in the classroom, Being a Connected Educator, the SAMR tech integration model and more. Hear about his success and challenges, and get strategies for starting a personalized professional development program in your school or district!
Lucas is a passionate gamer and educator exploring the intersection of games and learning. He is the creator of the WoWinSchool Project, exploring the educational potential of online games like World of Warcraft with middle schoolers, was one of the earliest pioneers to bring Minecraft into classrooms, and is working to build game-inspired professional development for teachers in his district through his EPIC Academy program.
Play This, Learn That
Clever teachers are always looking for the best tools to connect students to their curriculum. It's what they do. What about commercial video games? Join Dr. Chris Haskell from Boise State University as he hosts Play This, Learn That, introducing you to those amazing educators, the games they use, and how they can fit in your classroom.
Dr. Haskell specializes in preparing pre-service and graduate teachers in methods and applications of technology integration in the classroom. In addition to instilling fundamental skills, Chris focuses on the use, adaptation, and implementation of emerging technologies in teacher education including gaming, mobile communication devices, portable media players, social networking tools, and virtual worlds. His classroom serves as a unique game-based technology and pedagogy lab where this new and innovative practice is producing exciting results.
Chris is a co-founder of Rezzly and is also the creator and host of the Cool Teacher Show, an entertaining and funny Facebook series for teachers.
Minecraft for Teachers
Grab your pickaxe! It’s time to dive into the world of Minecraft.
Play quests at your own pace, and along the way, you’ll make connections to ways that Minecraft can enhance engagement and learning in the classroom. During our trips into Minecraft, you’ll also tour real student-designed projects and have a chance to create your own.
Led by Lucas Gillispie, creator of the reknowned Minecraft in School program.
Teacher Camp Feedback
- "The future of education is now."
- "I can't stop questing, I'm addicted!"
- "...with [Rezzly], students are free to try and try again until they get it right. Bad grades have mutated into something engaging. Like the reformed Grinch, we have grown into something better."
- "I don't want to go back, ever...I love, love, love what I am seeing in class after the first week of questing...Thanks, [Rezzly]. You've taken what looked to be a difficult quarter and turned into the best first week I've ever experienced. This is not an exaggeration."
- "So many possibilities...I know I need to take it one step at a time and narrow my focus, but I am excited, intrigued, a little overwhelmed. It's pretty awesome."
- "I’m hooked. I have completely, hook, line and sinker, bought into the idea that the future of education is not going to look like the traditional classroom for much longer."
- "The gaming camp can't be over...my brain is hungry for the whole experience...So can we sign up to attend another class? Can we, can we, PLEASE?"