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Introducing Headrush to Learners
Introducing Headrush to Learners

Useful resources and facilitation ideas to introduce Headrush to students

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Written by Shane Krukowski
Updated over a week ago

Headrush is a platform that reinforces and supports your flows, practice, and expectations. Headrush is best introduced as an integrated part of regular student orientation sessions typically facilitated by advisors, or via a school-wide assembly.

Here are some resources to support that effort. This video is offered automatically to new learners inside Headrush, via a chat pop-up, but is handy to share with learners directly when appropriate:

Facilitation Ideas

  • Build a Module together with students
    Showcase the kinds of Modules students will be assigned and expected to manage. Then demo how to add evidence to Tasks, the flow of Task Workflow, and how they will be ultimately assessed.

  • Have Learners do a Scavenger Hunt—
    Here is an example Scavenger Hunt that learners can do as an entry event to experientially introduce them to the platform, while setting up more in-depth follow-up conversations.

  • Start with a 'Process Modeling' Project
    Search for the example module titled, "PBL Starter Project: What if?" in your Warehouse. The Task board is setup to scaffold a process that helps reinforce good planning practice as well as orients learners to the mechanics of Headrush.

What works best?

Clicking and navigating Headrush is often NOT what confuses most learners initially. Instead, the framing of expectations in how learners will be working on a given learning scenario combined with the newness of more agile, student-initiated processes are causes of hesitation.

Inherently, the more successful Headrush introductions are woven into the agenda of your general welcome/orientation. Meaning, Headrush is not referenced at the end or after the fact, but mores as part of the introduction in the various onboarding activities of a student. For example, when introducing the idea of seminars vs. projects, these are demonstrated in the context of Headrush.


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