Since I posted this originally in the journal I wanted to include Wes' great question response.
Great ideas. How has this been working for you?
Here is my response.
This worked really well with high school students. I did this for a month before we began the GameLab. I tried to break the information into sequences so they gradually got everything they needed. They practiced at those different levels, then always finished with something that applied what they were learning to a real life challenge.