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