Q. I’ve heard about an educational “breakout” game offered by librarians. How do I learn more?
Breakout EDU is an “escape room”-style game that can be used in the classroom. Rather than requiring participants to ”break out” of a locked room, the game involves following clues and solving puzzles to open a locked box. This activity can be used to teach essential critical thinking skills, such as collaboration, problem-solving, inquiry, and a growth mindset. It works well as a team-building exercise or as an introduction to research, and can be tailored to meet particular teaching and learning goals. Plus it’s a lot of fun! Contact Information Literacy Librarian Kelsey O’Brien to learn more: email@example.com. From 11/15/2019 to 5/31/2019, contact Trudi Jacobson, Head of the Information Literacy Department: firstname.lastname@example.org.