Developing Student Voice Through Tabletop Roleplay
Paloma Mayorga, Westat
Grades: 4 – 12
Harry Potter, Marvel, X-Men, Game of Thrones… fantasy is a hot commodity today. If Hollywood can harness the power of fantasy, why can’t afterschool? Good news – WE CAN! Our Expert presenters would like to introduce you to Tabletop Roleplaying Games (TTRPGs). Discover an amazing tool that helps develop confidence and agency in youth and is easy to align to the school day. In this workshop, participants will actually play a mini-game and then walk through all the tools, curricula, and resources available to implement a TTRPG Club at their campus. Channel your inner fantasy and join us for a workshop that will have youth excited and engaged in a creative disguised learning activity!