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Sunday, July 23 • 9:00am - 3:00pm
Walden Pond - Observe American History First Hand Through Science - Day 1 LIMITED

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Limited Capacity seats available

Spend two days in the birthplace of the American Revolution, Concord, MA, and be part of the next revolution in technology-enhanced science learning. This workshop will include scientific technology investigations and a digital storytelling adventure at Walden Pond.

The Concord Consortium has a number of powerful free computational models, a wide-variety of inexpensive BlueTooth sensors, digital microscopes, geocaching (GPS) techniques and tools that can be combined into interactive, computer-based curricula for any grades 3-14, as well as hundreds of learning activities based on these resources.

Additionally, the Concord Consortium has editing software that makes it easy to modify these activities and create new ones that can be tailored to the needs of students with different learning styles. Since it is all online, students can be monitored as they use the materials, providing teachers and researchers with detailed insights into student thinking.

Help get these powerful resources, all developed with National Science Foundation (NSF) funding, that are aligned with ISTE, NSES, and NCTM standards, into wider use. Bring your own laptop for a hands-on experience, and leave with activities that you can use with your students.

Laptops and/or mobile devices (Smart Phones or tablets) are required.
Comments from Past Participants:

“Geocaching was something I had been completely unaware of, and may be able to use in class.”

“As a non-science teacher, I was amazed to learn how easy and user-friendly pro-scopes and other probes were to use. I had to go outside of my comfort zone but now feel that I could teach a useful and coherent science lesson!”

“This was a wonderful presentation – Walden Pond was lovely and this was a fantastically unique experience.”

 “The beauty and diversity of Walden and Warner Pond – The knowledge gained about Thoreau – so much new to stretch my thinking!”


Speakers
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Ryan Hough

Ryan Hough brings over 20 years of computer experience and problem-solving skills to the Concord Consortium as the IT Support Engineer. He is also a talented photographer and avid biker.
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John Hughes

Rocky Hill School
John Hughes teaches US History, AP US History, and other courses as needed (Ancient and Medieval History, European History, the Cold War, Comparative Religion, and freshmen English) at the Rocky Hill School in Rhode Island. He also coaches soccer and sailing.
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Carolyn Staudt

Curriculum Developer/Professional Developer, The Concord Consortium
Carolyn is a curriculum and professional development designer for technology and Internet-based projects, including directing many projects funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF). | | Carolyn is especially intrigued with allowing students to collect real-time data wit... Read More →


Sunday July 23, 2017 9:00am - 3:00pm
Concord Consortium and Walden Pond Concord, MA
  • BLC Strand Nurturing Creativity Curiosity Empathy and Courage
  • Cost $450.00
  • Intended Audience Educators Grade 3 - Postsecondary
  • Session Level All