VOXPOP FOR ORGANIZATIONS
BRING YOUR ORGANIZATION'S CONTENT TO LIFE IN THE CLASSROOM
Using the VOXPOP platform, we can help you create dynamic new educational programs teachers can use in their classroom.
We have worked with organizations like the Education and Public Programs office of the Rhode Island Department of State and iCivics to create role-plays teachers can use in any classroom. For the Rhode Island Department of State, we created the Dorr Rebellion role-play to to give history teachers in Rhode Island an engaging way to teach about a critical moment in the state's history.
For iCivics, we are creating whole new set of role-plays that model arguments before the Supreme Court. These new role-plays will help middle and high school teachers turn their classrooms into courtrooms for the day. This new experience will be released in 2023.
Are you looking for new ways for teachers and students to explore your organization’s unique vision and mission? Get in touch with us. We love working with partners to bring interesting content and perspectives to life through play.
To learn more, reach out to Greg Trefry at firstname.lastname@example.org
A CASE STUDY
BRINGING RHODE ISLAND HISTORY TO LIFE IN CLASSROOMS
The Education and Public Programs office of the Rhode Island Department of State (DOS) offers tours and programming for student groups at Rhode Island's majestic state house in Providence. It also provides teaching materials and access to primary sources related to Rhode Island history and government for use by educators. After learning about the educational potential of role-plays, the DOS became interested in developing a historical role-playing experience aimed at high school students.
We worked with them to pick a topic that would provide compelling choices for participants. As a team, we decided to focus on the Dorr Rebellion, a fascinating and pivotal moment in Rhode Island history. After researching the event, we created the role-play content and media using primary source materials from the DOS' archives. Finally, we playtested the role-play with teachers and students around R.I.
The final version of the role-play is now freely available to teachers throughout Rhode Island and beyond.
HOW THE VOXPOP PLATFORM WORKS
Our software let's you deliver your content into any web-enabled classroom.
BRING A SUBJECT TO LIFE THROUGH PARTICIPATION
Role-play brings content to life by turning learners into into active participants. Participants learn about the content, not just by reading and listening, but through their own voice and decisions.
ENGAGE WITH A VARIETY PERSPECTIVES
Role-play asks participants to try and see the world through a different perspective. This is a valuable skill for developing empathy and figuring out how to work with others.
FOSTER LEARNING & DEEP CONNECTIONS
As participants move through a role-play, they take in different information and then share it with each other, fostering an environment of critical thinking, collaboration and knowledge sharing.
WHAT TEACHERS SAY
I used several of the VOXPOP activities with my high school students, with impressive results. As a thirty-year veteran educator, I have used a number of interactive activities, none matching the level of engagement I observed in my students. Most importantly, the VOXPOP activities reinforce Deep Learning as outlined by the global partnership, New Pedagogies for Deep Learning (NPDL). Through these activities, students have the opportunity to develop the Six Global Competencies of Character, Citizenship, Collaboration, Communication, Creativity and Critical thinking in a way that they find enjoyable - a teacher's dream!
Social Studies Department Head
Toll Gate High School,
We can work with you to create the right solution to fit your needs.
We can provide existing VOXPOP content for use in your space.
We can create new content for use in your space and in classrooms.
DEVELOP CUSTOM EXPERIENCES
We can develop fully-customized experiences that leverage the VOXPOP technology platform to create unique educational offerings.
For each VOXPOP, we apply our expertise in content and software development. This includes:
We work with our partners to understand their audience and goals. Then we work together to outline a project scope that meets those goals.
RESEARCH & WRITING
We research the content & work with our partners to make sure we're telling an accurate and compelling story. Then we write content for the role-play including video scripts, profiles, explainers, glossaries & discussion prompts.
We collect primary source materials and use them to produce videos and images that build out the world for participants in the role-play.
We test the material with the intended audience to make sure it is understandable and engaging.
If our partner wants features specific to their content, we customize the VOXPOP platform.
INTERESTED IN HEARING MORE?LET'S TALK
Interested in hearing more about how VOXPOP role-plays can bring your content and educational offerings to life?
Call Greg Trefry at 647-807-8131 or email email@example.com.
We'd love to hear from you!