D&D Heads to the Classroom
Ready for a new adventure? Educators seeking fresh ways to engage their students may find what they’re looking for in Dungeons & Dragons (D&D). A fantasy roleplaying game, D&D is a powerful learning tool that provides kids with numerous social, emotional, and creative benefits.
"Dungeons and Dragons is the best metacognitive tool for education that I've seen,” says Kade Wells, a middle school ELA teacher and founder of Building Heroez. "There is nothing better for engaging students in reading for information than the text found in the game of Dungeons & Dragons and the process of gameplay that comes after."
To make incorporating D&D into classrooms even easier, Wizards provides several free-to-download resources to educators. These include:
- D&D-Inspired Teaching Kits (Grades 4-8)
Take students on a collaborative worldbuilding adventure with imaginative activities that reinforce language arts, problem-solving, and interpersonal skills. Together, you’ll explore fantastical realms as you help your students unlock their imaginations.
- D&D Afterschool Club Kits
The adventure never stops, especially not after class. The D&D Afterschool Club Kit provides everything you need to start or enhance your D&D club at your school, library, or enrichment center.
- International Literacy Association (ILA) Webinars
Made in collaboration with the International Literacy Association, this webinar series explains how you can strengthen your students’ literacy skills with D&D.
To find out more, visit the D&D Educator Hub.