Operation Soup Sandwich unCLASSIFIED Materials
TED Talk / YouTube Instructional Setup Video
I had the AWESOME and AMAZING opportunity to present the Breakout – Operation Soup Sandwich to the facilitators of the WKU ROTC program on 12 October 2017. Initially, they were disengaged but that quickly changed when they got their first lock off. After that, they were off and running. The leadership team removed the final lock with 15 minutes on the clock with smiles on their faces.
Now, I need to finalize and reproduce the game and documents so they will have their own copy for the future leaders of the US Army to work through.
The Operation Soup Sandwich Breakout project is well underway and about 85-90% complete. The first test run was completed today (7 October 2017) and only a few minor tweaks need to be made. The Breakout will be presented on 12 October 2017 for Dr. Maxwell and US Army representatives.
Here are a few images from the first test run. Thanks to my friend, consultant, and former tank commander and his daughters for being the test Breakout contestants.
20% PROJECT PROPOSAL
The DoD has been working on a TOP SECRET project that will forever change the dynamics of the battlefield. Unfortunately, Private Dufflebag fell asleep at his post and allowed the asset to be stolen.
The DoD has selected your team to recover the asset. Your team will infiltrate the enemy facility, recover the asset, and proceed to exfil site Charlie 12. Enemy forces will be closing on your position. You have 45 minutes to complete the mission.
FAILURE IS AN OPTION
The Breakout EDU game provides participants with opportunities to fail forward. To successfully complete a game, the participants must be willing to fail multiple times and try again. Participants will be required to collaborate, communicate, and use critical problem-solving skills. Breakout EDU also provides the facilitator with an opportunity to observe problem-solving strategies, critical thinking skills, and content knowledge while allowing the participants to take ownership of their learning.