Tuesday, May 31, 2011

NSTA’s Innovative Learning Technologies Strand at ISTE Annual Conference, Philadelphia, PA

Broaden your knowledge on the many educational uses of technology in the teaching and learning of science at NSTA’s strand at the ISTE Annual Conference, June 26–29, 2011.
Hear from nationally-known experts who will present on the following:
  • Review of current issues, research and projects related to games, simulations, virtual environments, and visual interfaces for teaching and learning in science education. Panel speakers: Dr. Al Byers, NSTA, Dr. Lisa Dawley, Boise State University, Dr. Chris Dede, Harvard University, and Dr. Greg Jones, University of North Texas
  • Integrating games and virtual environments in a way that supports scientific inquiry; questions and concerns addressed.
  • Using Quest-based immersive environments to support powerful new modes of scientific inquiry and learning, create learner access, and support student choice and engagement.
  • Examining virtual ecosystems that allow students to explore the environment, see realistic organisms in their natural habitats, talk to the local "residents," and collect water, weather, and population data.
  • Exploring online professional development resources for building content knowledge
Visit the NSTA Learning Center for more information or http://www.isteconference.org/2011/ to register.

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