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Introduction to Icebreakers and Teambuilding Activities

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Professional Development is offered at the cluster level, school level, local government level, state level and national level. Educators come together to discover outcomes rather than to be told everything; to explore and discuss rather than listen to lectures; and to make and create rather than receive handouts.

Ice-breakers and Team-building Activities can enhance the training sessions. An Ice-breaker is used to allow participants to introduce themselves to each other and to lead into the content of the training session. Team-building Activities are used to create and enhance the relationship of the participants’ in the group.

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Icebreakers: Guess Game!

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Length of Time
15-20 minutes
Size of Group
Unlimited, No Grouping
Materials Required

  • pieces of paper about 10 cm. x 10 cm. for each participant
  • pen or pencil

Overview
This activity can be used to introduce participants to each other and to the whole group.
Goals

  • To get to know each other
  • To discover what is true and false about the participants
  • To discover the background and history of the participants

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Icebreakers: Getting to Know Each Other

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Length of Time
15 minutes
Size of Group
Unlimited Grouping in Pairs
Materials Required

  • Chalkboard and chalk

Overview
This activity can be used to introduce participants to each other and to the whole group.
Goals

  • To get to know each other
  • To discover the background, talents, experiences and interests of the participants

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Icebreakers: Find the Missing Letter

Ice-Breakers Find the Missing Letter_thumbLength of Time
15 minutes
Size of Group
Unlimited Grouping of 4-6 participants
Materials Required

  • Chalk and chalkboard

Overview
This activity can be used to start discussion with the participants.
Goals

  • To illustrate how participants can work together
  • To experience a problem-solving approach

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Icebreakers: Draw My Picture!

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Length of Time
15 minutes
Size of Group
Unlimited Grouping in Pairs
Materials Required

  • Paper and pencil

Overview
This activity can be used to introduce participants to each other and to the whole group.

Goals

  • To get to know each other
  • To discover the importance of listening, giving directions and asking questions

Download: Ice-Breakers Draw My Picture

Preparing a Workshop: Icebreakers and Team Building Activities

Workshop Ice Breakers and Teambuilding Ideas_thumb Professional Development is offered at the cluster level, school level, local government level, state level and national level. Educators come together to discover outcomes rather than to be told everything; to explore and discuss rather than listen to lectures; and to make and create rather than receive handouts.

Ice-breakers and Team-building Activities can enhance the training sessions. An Ice-breaker is used to allow participants to introduce themselves to each other and to lead into the content of the training session. Team-building Activities are used to create and enhance the relationship of the participants’ in the group. Continue reading