CANCELED: Gamification and Playful Learning with Michael Matera

Registration Closed.
Agency: CESA 6
Agency Contact: Jeanne-marie Ciriacks
Agency Assistant: Belinda Fox 920-236-0576
Location: CESA 06 - Conference Center
2300 State Rd 44
Oshkosh, WI 54904
Facility: Solutions
2/28/2020 09:00 AM - 03:00 PM Q&A 2:30 - 3:00

Designed to Engage

Building a classroom culture where students want to come and learn is at the heart of this workshop. We will be walking through the elements of designing for engagement. From simple tricks to carefully created experiences this workshop will not only give you tools, but also technique to create playful and powerful learning moments in your classroom. Starting with the basics of gamification and immersive learning to the power of designing and constructing a road map to successfully carry these concepts forward into your practice. This workshop is playful and power packed. Ready, set, go!


  • Practical ideas that are good for any age student and a small drop in activities for quick engagement.


  • Explore the power of play with activities and games that you could use in your classroom. 


  • Break down how to create a meaningful gamified experience for your students. From unit creation to whole class gamification systems.



Who should attend:

  • K-12th grade teachers
  • Instructional coaches
  • Administrators


Cost: (includes materials and lunch)

$200 per participant


Participants, please bring a laptop.


About the Presenter:

Michael Matera is an engaging, fun and inspiring nationwide speaker and author, delivering keynotes, workshops and small group professional development to teachers and administration. Additionally, he is a practicing teacher. He ignites both his classroom and professional development audiences with interactive play, passion and purpose-driven learning. He helps us all focus on finding the joy in the journey of life both professionally as well as personally. As a gamification guru and moonshot thinker, Michael transforms the traditional classroom into a high-energy environment where active student engagement is paramount. Michael is an energetic trainer, who broadly shares his research, teaching methods and technological applications for the advancement of learners, teachers and administrators.  As a consultant, he works with educational institutions and business to define the needs and build solutions that inspire and lead to effective change. Discover his most recent pioneering endeavors by visiting his website,, listen to his podcast Well Played or have a look on his YouTube channel and remember to connect.




CESA 6 makes every effort to accommodate basic dietary needs such as vegetarian, gluten free and basic food allergies. Because of the number of meals served and the number of items used each day, along with food product changes from our food vendors, we cannot guarantee that every allergen in the food served will be identified and labeled. Guests concerned with food allergies must be aware of this risk. CESA 6 does not assume liability for adverse reactions to food consumed or items one may come into contact with while eating at a CESA 6 event. To better serve our guests with dietary restrictions or allergies, please go into your myQuickReg account and update the special accommodations section. Notice of a special dietary need must be made in advance of the event.

Cancellation Policy:

Any registration cancellation must be received at least 8 business days before event in order for a full conference fee refund to be issued (full refunds do not include service fees. Service fees are nonrefundable).Registration cancellations received 1-7 business days before an event, a refund, minus $50 for each participant, will be issued. Persons who are registered, but not in attendance on the day of the session ("no call, no show") will be charged the full registration fee. CESA 6 reserves the right to cancel any session due to insufficient enrollment. Participants will be notified by email if a cancellation occurs.

Note: Cancellation policies are subject to change based on event.