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[Levels 1 & 2] Expanding Classrooms through Virtual Field Trips

School closures? Go Virtual! This micro-course explores web-based technologies to conduct virtual field trips for PK-8 learners.
[Levels 1 & 2] Expanding Classrooms through Virtual Field Trips

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About The Event

This micro-course provides educators with foundational knowledge and practical application of technology-centered instructional tools for the PK-8 classroom to promote global collaboration aligned with the International Society of Technology Education Standards (ISTE) through Virtual Field Trips.

Participants will be able to:

  • Define Virtual Field Trip, Project-based Digital Literacy, Place-based Learning & Global Collaboration
  • Describe the benefits of Virtual Field Trips
  • Identify virtual field trip learning goals within the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) Standards
  • Explore web-based technologies to create Virtual Field Trips
  • Develop a Virtual Field Trip using Nearpod to engage PK-8 learners
  • Integrate an assessment in a VFT lesson to assess student learning
  • Identify a Virtual Field Trip using Skype to engage PK-8 learners
  • Utilize Google Arts & Culture’s free database of museum collections and historical landmarks
  • Incorporate Place-Based Learning and Google’s Art & Culture resources into a virtual field trip lesson plan

Virtual Field Trip Toolkit:

  • How-to guides for Microsoft Education, Discovery Education, NearPod, 360Cities, Kuula, and RoundMe
  • Tutorial videos for Skype
  • Virtual Field Trip Self-Assessment Rubric
  • Educational articles and links

Intended Audience:

  • Educators who have limited funding for classroom field trips
  • Educators who want to use low to no cost technological tools to enhance teaching practices
  • Educators new to the field of education who want to learn an instructional tool to engage PK-8 learners
  • Veteran educators who want to learn a new instructional tool to engage PK-8 learners
  • Educators who want to earn continuing professional education
  • Educators who have limited time to go to face-to-face classes
  • Former Educators who want to recertify teaching credentials

Course details:

👩‍💻Self-paced course

⏳2-week access

🏅0.9 CEUs

🏷️$105 USD (Save on bundle!)

  • ECTVFT: PK8-OLN-0.9

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