Escape-the-Bus is revolutionizing America's education through the use of mobile technology and digital learning in the classroom. CISD Middle School GT students were challenged by the bus last year - and now that it has gone through 2 upgrades, it's ready again to host 5th - 12th graders in a new, innovative digital classroom escape!
Keynote Speaker: Travis Allen
GT Teachers who have been to the TAGT conference say this is the speaker you will NOT want to miss! Mr. Allen is one of the most influential leaders of the emerging digital learning movement. He has been featured on CNN, Huffington Post and Forbes. He won the 2011 Google Young Minds Competition and was invited to the White House for Education Datapalooza. In 2015, he was named the GA Young Entrepreneur of the Year.
Take a journey with Travis Allen, and learn what it means to be a lifelong learner. This concept has an entirely new definition in today's Information Age and it requires us to create new skills while at the same time, embracing our inner student. Discover how schools, teachers, and the students themselves unintentionally obstruct their own path for the best possible education. And, most importantly, learn how to cultivate the right environment to break past these barriers.
Adult Escape Workshop:
Join us to explore the concepts of the Breakout EDU model via our Escape the Bus experience in a Box! You will have to work as a team in order to go through each station and solve the problem to discover the secrets of lifelong learning. In the process of finding clues, you will learn about new technology to use in the classroom, the importance of student voice, and the history of iSchool Initiative! Most of all, you will have fun!
Time slots for the bus will occur throughout the day. The keynote speech will be delivered several times throughout the day. Parents may attend Mr. Allen's keynote speech, and/or an optional parent workshop. Students in grades 5-12 can participate in the one-hour escape room style bus experience and may also opt to hear the keynote speech with their parent.
Space is limited. This event is being co-hosted with our neighboring parent group, Grapevine-Colleyville SAGE.
Each Escape the Bus experience accommodates 14 students.
Choose your experience:
2 Hour Event
- $55 - Travis Allen Keynote Presentation for the Family, Escape Bus for 1 student, Adult Escape Workshop for 2 adults
1 Hour Event
- $55 Travis Allen Keynote Presentation for the Family (NO adult workshop included) AND Escape Bus for 1 student
Travis Allen Keynote Presentation Only Family Ticket -
$30 1 student and 2 adults ($40 at the door)