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5.0 (4 Reviews)
March 21, 2024 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM EDT

Beyond Roleplay: Using Dungeons & Dragons to Level Up Learning


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Beyond Roleplay: Using Dungeons & Dragons to Level Up Learning


March 21, 2024 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM EDT






Grade Level Grades K-8, Professional Development

About This Webinar

Whether or not you’re familiar with Dungeons & Dragons as a game, you may not know its potential as a unique and dynamic classroom tool. Over the years, teachers have shared countless stories about how D&D has helped their students enhance skills in reading, deductive reasoning, planning, teamwork, creativity, STEM, socio-emotional learning, and more. This collaborative roleplaying game is credited in particular with helping students create meaningful and memorable engagement.

But you don’t need to play D&D or even know how to play to bring its concepts into the classroom. Curriculum specialist Young Minds Inspired (YMI) and game maker Wizards of the Coast have teamed up to create a series of adaptable, pre-made lesson plans inspired by the rich world and gameplay of D&D. This 2024 Share My Lesson Virtual Conference session will present an educator’s introduction to D&D, review the many available free learning resources, and show ways the game can be used to elevate learning and fun.


CaulfieldColleen Caulfield

Colleen Caulfield is Director of Creative Development at Young Minds Inspired (YMI). She has created and directed the development of sponsored educational programs for non-profits, government agencies, and Fortune 500 companies on a variety of topics, including language arts, STEM, home safety, mental wellness, and more. As a former elementary school teacher, she brings her classroom experience and sense of what teachers need to her programs. 


Danielle Powell

Danielle Powell is a 7th grade science teacher at Currey Ingram Academy in Nashville Tennessee, with over a decade of experience teaching both elementary and middle schoolers in social studies, science, technology, and engineering. She has been playing D&D since 2010 when her husband Joseph helped her make her first character, a halfling rogue named Kithri Graveltoes, and placed a D20 in her hand. Countless PCs, numerous adventures, 5 cosplays, and 400+ dice later she has DMed D&D clubs in multiple schools, coordinated several TTRPG summer camps, started a new class for middle schoolers about Fantasy World Building, spoken at numerous conventions and conferences, and incorporated multiple aspects of D&D into her classroom curriculum.

MazzanobleShelly Mazzanoble

Shelly Mazzanoble is the Senior Brand Manager for Dungeons & Dragons. She also proudly started the first ever D&D club at her son’s elementary school.




Professional Credit

Share My Lesson webinars are available for one-hour of PD credit. A certificate of completion will be available for download at the end of your session that you can submit for your school's or district's approval.

In addition, Share My Lesson has arrangements in place as follows:



YMI D&D.pdf

March 21, 2024
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4 Reviews
D&D 101 for Schools!
It was a great learning experience. The explanation of what D&D is and how it is applicable to school learning curriculums was amazing. I loved the breakdowns and I'm even happier that we got some free take away 'quests' that we could immediately implement/try out with some students at our school.
March 26, 2024
Excellent presentation!
The presenters were so knowledgeable and had SO much experience and content to share! I can't wait to see how others use this is their classrooms!
Andy Kratochvil
March 22, 2024
Well Produced and Useful
I have been using a simplified version of D&D to teach my students a variety of skills. This program makes it far easier and adds amazing artwork and well designed content.
Brian Roe
March 22, 2024
Awesome Information!
I learned a lot through this seminar and the presenters were super clear on explaining the different aspects of D&D and how it can be applied to teaching and learning. It was amazing!
Minh Trần
March 21, 2024