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Building Emotional Literacy Through Dungeons & Dragons

Ditch any outdated notions you have about Dungeons & Dragons (D&D). The fantasy roleplaying game’s mix of storytelling, strategy, and teamwork make it a powerful tool for building social-emotional skills. In this ILA Webinar, you’ll learn how school- or library-based communities can enhance D&D’s ability to boost players’ social-emotional and literacy learning and ignite their creativity and imagination. Speakers will also share ideas and tools for establishing a youth-led D&D club.

Speakers include:

  • Antero Garcia
  • Stefan McNinch
  • Lizz Simpson
  • Kade C. Wells

This event was the first in a sponsored three-part series that ILA hosted in collaboration with Wizards of the Coast, who created a website specifically for educators with additional resources and a free D&D Afterschool Kit that contains everything you need to start a D&D club at your school or library.

So much information was shared by attendees during this event that ILA created this resource round-up to accompany the video recording so that these helpful tips and recommendations would not be lost.

You might also be interested in these other free webinars: Leveling Up Reluctant Readers With Dungeons & Dragons and Using Dungeons & Dragons to Scaffold Writing Instruction.

Dungeons & Dragons is intended for ages 12+.

Registration: FREE



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