Library Breakout! Launched
What has teachers running through the library to find clues, using blacklight torches to reveal messages written in invisible ink, and solving riddles that lead to a key that opens a treasure box? Library Breakout!
An interactive game designed by Ms. Lehman for secondary teachers, it mirrors the the popular physical adventure game Escape the Room. The 35-minute game challenges players to beat the clock while exploring the physical layout of the library, solving secret clues hidden in library books, and using online resources to break open combination locks.
Ms. Lehman is piloting the program with students and teachers during the month of March, and will open the Library Breakout challenge to teacher and administrator teams in April.
Breakout.edu lessons teach problem-solving, teamwork, and critical thinking. They can be used in all content areas. Library Breakout! is a custom-designed game which models the ways librarians can collaborate with teachers to create similar lessons in their classes.