Using GBL To Keep Students Engaged For Longer & Retain What They Learn: Cathy Harter
Cathy HarterAKA "The Activator"
Cathy Harter, also known as The Activator, is an inspiring leader who is always looking for the best new resources for her students.
When we met Cathy last year, she was immediately drawn to the idea of game-based learning. “Games are fun,” Cathy said. “If students can learn as they play, they will stay engaged for longer and hopefully retain what they learn.”
Once she has a great product, the real key to success for Cathy is implementation. Cathy is an expert at organizing training for her teachers. She feels it’s important because “teachers need time to investigate a resource in a structured format before they share it with students”.
After using Legends of Learning for more than a year now, Cathy still looks back to the training as the piece that really was critical to the success of Legends: “Aryah and Jessica made the training time productive, as well as enjoyable. Teachers could immediately return to campus and use the program with students. I was proud to be able to provide this experience for our teachers”.
According to Cathy, teachers value Legends because it easy to use and provides an important tool to help engage students in science. The result is an amazing experience for teachers and students!
Look for Cathy at the next Science/STEM event you attend. You’ll see her wearing her Activator Cape!