Is The Be
Real Game a game or a program?
The Be Real Game is a demanding and ambitious career development program,
fully compliant with the Blueprint for Life/Work Designs (Canada) and the
National Career Development Guidelines (United States) competencies and
performance indicators for the High School level. However, the program is
experiential, involving creative role-playing and simulation activities. As a
result, students (and teachers) have fun as they learn about adult life and work
roles in the context of their own career and educational planning. The Be Real
Game is an educational program, with clearly defined learning outcomes and
performance indicators, presented in the form of a game.
How much time
does it take to play The Be Real Game?
It takes from 21 to 25 hours of class time to complete the "core" activities
of the program. Optional activities are also included in the Facilitator's Guide
which complement the core activities and create opportunities to involve working
people from the community, other teachers and parents or guardians. Thus, the
program can be extended for a term, a semester or even a full year.
Do I need
training to present the game to students?
Although complete and easy-to-follow lesson plans are provided for
facilitators, training is strongly recommended. Both students and teachers
benefit more from the program when facilitators attend a one-day training
session. Incidentally, in over 35,000 classrooms now using programs in The Real
Game Series, a team teaching approach is most common. English, Math, Science,
Home Economics, Geography, Social Studies, Physical Education and other
teachers, and, of course, career counselors, librarians, administrators, parent
volunteers and peer facilitators (students from older grades), can all
facilitate key activities in the program.
Can The Be
Real Game be presented as a community project outside the
Yes, as long as the facilitators have experience in a classroom or group
learning environment. For example, the program can be popular at summer camps or
evening or weekend sessions with community groups. If the facilitators are not
teachers experienced with the program in schools, it is recommended that they
attend Be Real Game training.