A monthly problem-solving subscription box for teachers to facilitate with their students
iSchool Initiative is excited to launch QUEST Problem Solving Boxes (QUESTboxes.com)!
We created QUEST Boxes because the economy our students are stepping into rewards people who can think for themselves and solve problems in creative ways. Hence, we wanted to provide educators with a resource to develop problem-solving skills in their students in a way that is engaging and fun through a gamified, immersive, and year-long learning experience.
How QUEST Works
Educators will open a new QUEST Box at the start of each month to engage with their class in an immersive storyline, developing students’ critical thinking, creativity, communication, & collaboration skills. Each box will be a continuation of the previous box, with a total of 7 boxes, or episodes, sent before the school year ends.
Designed for 4th-12 grade students, each box contains 6 components, each focusing on a different problem solving skillset:
Unboxing (Analysis) - Each box comes with a video intro with important clues that will help the class navigate through the game.
Map Exploration (Creativity) - QUEST is a live experience where students will have to piece together clues to be the first to find rewards hidden throughout the map.
Encounter Decisions (Communication) - While exploring the map, students face challenges leading to tough decisions that shape the future of their QUEST for the year.
Puzzles (Critical Thinking) - As students discover hidden treasure, they will have to decrypt riddles and codes as a team in order to utilize the rewards they find.
Trading & Bartering (collaboration) - Students cannot solve each QUEST Box without collaborating with other teams in their class to obtain the resources needed to succeed.
Debrief (Reflection) - Each QUEST box comes to an epic conclusion leading into the next episode, and educators are equipped with discussion guidelines from each box to facilitate debriefs with their students. Students can reflect individually, in groups, and as a class on that month’s QUEST and how it related to the educational principal connected to that box.
(Learn more at: questboxes.com/how-quest-works)
Season 1 Theme
Our first season is set in a post-apocalyptic world where all adults have suddenly vanished. Students must work together to rebuild society and survive the myriad of challenges that lie ahead in their new world. Teachers role-play as an all-knowing Artificial Intelligence robot to assist their students as they embark on each month's QUEST.
Season 1 is built around the ISTE Standards for students. Each month’s QUEST box will directly reflect one of the standards and give students a hands-on experience of that standard.
(Learn more at: questboxes.com/season-1)
Earn Free Live Trainings with QUEST Purchases
Since QUEST compliments the professional development experiences that we provide at iSchool Initiative, we are offering up to $15,000 in free live training based on how many QUEST Boxes subscriptions you purchase, including our Escape the Conference and/or Escape the Bus experiences.
(Learn more at: questboxes.com/product-page)
At $350-$410/QUEST Boxes subscription, whether you are an educator looking for a unique way to engage your classes, or a district who wants to equip your entire team, our team would love to connect and help you launch your next QUEST.