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Thanks for signing up for the workshop we look forward to having you join us this fall. Proceeds from the workshop and the Escape the Room will go to helping us build and run dtown sparks (http://dtownsparks.com) a special k-12 learning lab focused on teaching 21st Century skills through project based initiatives.

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22 S Main St

Doylestown, PA 18901

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Thanks for signing up for the workshop we look forward to having you join us this fall. Proceeds from the workshop and the Escape the Room will go to helping us build and run dtown sparks (http://dtownsparks.com) a special k-12 learning lab focused on teaching 21st Century skills through project based initiatives.
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DTOWN SPARKS & THE COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY DIGITAL STORYTELLING LAB present


The Sherlock Holmes Escape the Room Workshop

Saturdays in September & October


Wanted High School Students 9th through 12th grade

Special 6 week storytelling & game design course is coming to Doylestown. A limited number of students will have the unique opportunity to learn from industry experts as they step into a project based learning experience. Over the course of 6 weeks students grades 9th through 12th will learn how to design, build and run an escape the room game. Escape the Room games have taken NYC and LA by storm. To read more about Escape the Rooms click here.


Students will learn

– the basics of game design

– how to design and build interactive systems

– immersive storytelling and role playing

– how to produce a live event

– an introduction to physical computing, AR (augmented reality), VR (virtual reality) and AI (artificial intelligence)

– adaptive leadership & 21st Century Skills (critical thinking, collaboration, creativity and communication)


Proceeds from the course and the Escape the Room game will go to the design, build and support of dtown sparks a learning lab for k-12 that will open in Doylestown in 2017.




Course Instructors

Lance Weiler award winning experience designer, Sundance Screenwriting Alum and founding member and director of the Columbia University School of the Arts' Digital Storytelling Lab.


Nick Fortugno world renowned game designer and founder of Playmatics (Breaking Bad, The Walking Dead) who’s games have been downloaded over a billion times,



Plus a number of very special guests

Elan Lee award winning game designer and creator of Exploding Kittens

Christy Dena critically acclaimed and award winning game designer and educator

Chuck Wendig New York Times best selling author and screenwriter

Special thanks to our partners

Learn Do Share, Brick Simple, Columbia University & Connected Sparks


About dtown sparks

dtown sparks is a POP-UP LEARNING LAB focused on harnessing the power of storytelling to educate, inspire, and empower students to become global changemakers and leaders. Our programs mix story, play, design, and coding to teach 21st century skills (communication, collaboration, critical thinking and creativity) in a fresh and exciting way. Our Lab harness student’s creative efforts and channel them into real-world solutions for local community needs.

dtown sparks is a think and do local/global program that is rooted in a pedagogy developed by the LEARN DO SHARE initiative @ Columbia University. Founded by Lance Weiler who serves as the Director of Experiential Learning & Applied Creativity at Columbia University, dtown sparks is an innovative new program that is being prototyped in Doylestown. Our goal is to launch year-round after school, weekend and summer programing starting in 2017.

This summer and fall Weiler and the Connected Sparks team will be hosting a series of POP-UP LEARNING LABS throughout Doylestown. Some labs are FREE and others have a fee, however space is limited and available on a first come first serve basis.


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Doylestown, PA 18901

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