Adam Powley

HCS Early College High School (S.C.)


Mr. Powley has taught 14 years and for the last several years he has transformed his classroom with game inspired design. Mr. Powley has been honored to be named the 2016 SC DAR Outstanding Teacher of American History, the SC Council on the Social Studies Teacher of the Year in 2015, and the Horry County Schools Tech Innovator and Social Studies Blended Learning model exemplar. He has also been a frequent podcast guest on WellPlayed Pod, Bam Radio, and presented for the Innovations in Game-Based Education series for the University of North Carolina, FETC 2017 and the SCCSS annual conference. Mr. Powley writes about his game inspired classroom at


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