2023 Atlanta National Conference

March 22-25, 2023

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Great Lakes Learning: The Best Great Lakes Science Activities Ever

Thursday, March 23 • 9:45 AM - 10:45 AM

Georgia World Congress Center - A412

STRAND: Technology and Media

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Designed by award-winning science educator, author, and Michigan Teacher of the Year Gary Abud, Jr. in partnership with PBS, this session will focus on instructional strategies, high impact core teaching practices, and amazing learning resources about the Great Lakes from Detroit Public Television's award-winning show Great Lakes Now. In this session, you'll learn how to help your students explore the Great Lakes like never before and engage in productive discussions, engineering challenges, and intriguing investigations that they'll never forget. From fatbergs to watersheds to invasive species, biodiversity, climate change, and much more, you'll see how the Great Lakes makes for a GREAT way to teach myriad science concepts and engage students in the science and engineering practices of the NGSS no matter where they are learning, because the blended learning activities can go with you anywhere!

Learn how to explore the Great Lakes with your students while incorporating multimedia, cognitive science, and student discourse.

SANDRA SVOBODA (Program Director, Great Lakes Now: , MI), Gary Abud Jr (Nourish the Future - Education Projects, LLC: Columbus, OH)

Applications of virtual and augmented reality (VR) learning as classroom tools

Friday, March 24 • 2:40 PM - 3:40 PM

Omni Atlanta Hotel at CNN Center - Redwood

(Only registered attendees may view session materials. Please login with your NSTA account to view.)
a) Landing Page
All resources referenced in the VR workshop can be found in this "Landing Page" document.
b) Data Puzzles summer workshop schedule (grad credit options)
Find our Data Puzzle summer workshop schedule here. VR tours are embedded in Data Puzzles resources. All workshops are FREE!
c) The Future of Forests (storyline curriculum) free teacher workshop
Connect your classroom to "The Future of Forests", a 9-lesson MS/HS storyline curriculum (developed by the University of Colorado Boulder) connected to NGSS Life Science standards that focuses on shifting patterns of post-fire landscape recovery.
d) Changing Arctic Ecosystem (storyline curriculum) free teacher workshop
Connect your classroom to the 2019-2020 MOSAiC expedition, one of the largest Arctic expeditions ever attempted, with a new MS/HS storyline curriculum in which students trace the flow of carbon through the Arctic food web to predict how declining sea ice might impact the Arctic ecosystem.

STRAND: Technology and Media

Show Details

In this workshop, we introduce and explore applications of virtual and augmented reality (VR) learning resources as tools to help students connect with a dataset, incorporate accessible placed-based learning into classrooms, and communicate the nature of science.

Participants will experience and learn about three different application models of virtual and augmented reality in educational settings through examples and participate in a facilitated discussion on the practical application of VR in the classroom.

Jonathan Griffith (University of Colorado Boulder: Boulder, VT), Daniela Pennycook (Communication Specialist and Program Integrator: Boulder, CO)

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