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The Pericles Group, LLC
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Transforming education through the power of imagination
Transforming education through the power of imagination

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We've almost made it to the 60% mark! Can you help get us the rest of the way there? At stake is an appealing visual aid for beginning Latin students and a chance to change how Rome is traditionally depicted in learning materials. 
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Looking for a great way to kick off summer learning opportunities?

How about learning Latin and saving the world in the process?

Registration for the new cohort of Operation LAPIS, starting June 1 is now LIVE!

Get the details here: http://www.practomime.com/lapis/lapis_online.php
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Pictured here are The Pericles Group's co-managers (left to right):

Roger Travis, Kevin Ballestrini, and Stephen Slota

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The Pericles Group, LLC believes that great game-based learning comes from what we call a 'Sandbox On Rails' model of play: students use the sandbox to create and mold their own learning trajectory while the rail system keeps them moving forward and grounded in the content. Many educational designers emphasize only one or the other, inadvertently promoting too much deviation from the learning objectives at one extreme and non-inquiry-based, direct instruction at the other.

The best solution, we think, is to focus on the best of both worlds: optimizing the instructional environment to get kids critically thinking and problem solving about material that really matters. 

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TPG is excited to announce that the 1 February 2013 cohort (cohort EPSILON) of online Operation LAPIS is now recruiting operatives! This cohort will undergo our new Alternate-Reality recruitment protocol, which, the Demiurge thinks, will provide a much smoother entry into the program. Those who have tried LAPIS before and been confused may want to give this new protocol a try, especially since no payment is made until recruits have reached full operational status. http://practomime.com/lapis/lapis_online.php
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When we first launched CARD-tamen™ in 2010, we had to set the price higher than we would have liked because of many different factors related to production of the decks. With the new year, we're excited to announce that we are able to permanently reduce the price for all current versions of CARD-tamen™ -- now 40% off -- to $15 per deck. 

We invite you to explore the rules and controversiae for each of the versions available for purchase on the new practomime.com

If you are a fan of the classical world, now is the time to pick up either the Greece or Rome decks. For those in interested in a quality (and straightforward) approach to game-based learning in STEM, be sure to take a look at our Life Science version as well.
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When we began this adventure in 2010, we built a simple website on the Wordpress platform to get our content together in one place. As we grew, and the content grew, that Wordpress site became unintuitive to navigate and difficult to find relevant information. 

As 2012 draws to a close and 2013 begins, we'd like to thank everyone who has supported us thus far and officially announce the complete redesign of www.practomime.com, rebuilt from the ground up. We are very proud of how  the site has turned out and hope that you feel the same way.

Stay tuned for two more announcements coming tomorrow! 
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For #BlackFriday   and #smallbusinesssaturday  , we'll have CARD-tamen™ Rome and Greece (the Classics Combo Pack) on sale for 15% off. Please spread the word and also support other small businesses today and tomorrow! #Latin   #GBL  
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We are eager to announce that registration for the next cohort of Operation LAPIS, beginning Sept 1, is now open! This online course is offered in-house by The Pericles Group, and is intended for homeschoolers, unschoolers, and lifelong learners. Find out more by following this link:

http://www.practomime.com/?page_id=468
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Just two days left to register for the Operation LAPIS bootcamps. If you are thinking about utilizing LAPIS in the fall with your beginning Latin classes, we'd love to see you this week. For more information on the bootcamps which will be done here in Google+ Hangouts, http://www.practomime.com/?page_id=627
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